Archive For The “Reviews” Category

Fanfare interview with Brunilda Myftaraj

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A JESTER’S GESTURES: A Review of Rigoletto

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Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum Verdi’s dark, but ever so beloved “Rigoletto” closed the CT Lyric Opera/CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra’s 2015-16 season on April 22 when it premiered at New Britain’s Trinity-on-Main. The production will also appear on May 1 at Hartford’s Infinity Hall and culminate at MHS Arts Center in Middletown on…

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Bravi Tutti! Cosi’ Fan Tutte An Outstanding Success In Woodbury !

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Over 200 ticketholders were enthralled and bedazzled by tonight’s performance of Mozart’s Cosi’ fan tutte, at Old Town Hall, in Woodbury, Connecticut. This was another sold-out performance by the Connecticut Summer Music Institute and Virtuosi Orchestra and the Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation (CSOF). Sopranos Allison Lindsay (Dorabella) and Kerry Lynn Slominski (Fiordiligi) were outstanding in…

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“CLO’s ‘Rosenkavalier’ lets the heavens open up” – Review from The New London Day

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Review of Madama Butterfly

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CLO’s “Madama Butterfly” flies on the wings of Svedaite’s title role By Milton Moore Published May 17. 2014 4:00AM   Updated May 17. 2014 5:47PM New London — Of the Big Three Puccini operas — “Tosca,” “La Boheme” and “Madama Butterfly” — “Butterfly” is the most perilous and the least performed, despite its wonderful score….

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Opera performance of the year: Connecticut Lyric Opera, November 2013

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December 2013 “To start its eleventh season, the Connecticut Lyric Opera stepped up, moving past the standard repertoire of Donizetti, Mozart and Puccini to play with one of the big boys: Wagner. The company’s November production of “The Flying Dutchman” was more than a fine evening at the opera, it was a rite of passage….

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VERDI REQUIEM in Review

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Giuseppe Verdi’s colossal, monumental “Requiem Mass”, composed in 1874 as a tribute to the great Italian poet/novelist Manzoni, was the oratorio chosen by the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the CT Lyric Opera to celebrate several anniversaries on March 23 at the Holy Cross Church in New Britain — Verdi’s own BiCentennial, the Virtuosi’s 15th…

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Der Fliegende Holländer Review

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‘Flying Dutchman’ opera at Garde was worth the wait By Milton Moore Publication: The Day New London – The Connecticut Lyric Opera gave New London its first taste of a fully staged Richard Wagner opera Saturday night – and it was delicious. On this bicentennial of Wagner’s birth, the CLO opened its 11th season here…

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08/17/13 Review of performance with Carl Tanner

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Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum On August 17th, the pink, late-summer skies over Middlebury, Ct were aglow with a “Midsummer Night’s Dream” of a concert featuring the CT Lyric Opera and the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, in conjunction with the 2 year old CT Summer Opera Foundation, who all collaborated to bring celebrated Metropolitan…

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ADELANTE, DANIEL!

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Interview with Daniel Juarez by Larry Kellum On March 2, the Conn. Lyric Opera presents its second opera of the 2011-12 season, Mozart’s playful romp “Cosi van Tutte”, which, as always, will premiere at New Britain’s Trinity On Main, and tour the state throughout the remainder of the month. The ironic comedy features two sisters…

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