Opera Review

With the closure of the Met and other opera companies around the U.S., groups have taken to other means of entertaining, from livestreams to songs delivered one-on-one over the phone.

The Met’s new production of ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’ (The Flying Dutchman) is a gloomy, static voyage.

In ‘The Mother of Us All,’ Susan B. Anthony leads the charge for women’s suffrage; in ‘Freedom Ride,’ a young black woman decides whether to openly fight segregation in interstate travel.

Teodor Currentzis, leading his musicAeterna orchestra and chorus in their North American debut, delivered a revelatory performance of Verdi’s work.

Philip Glass’s opera about the pharaoh who abolished Egypt’s polytheistic religion is a non-narrative, totally engrossing historical fantasy.

At Opera Philadelphia’s annual fall festival, works included Prokofiev’s ‘The Love for Three Oranges,’ the world premiere of ‘Denis & Katya,’ and James Darrah’s revised production of ‘Semele.’

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