Photos and review by Dana Nöllsch One of the goals for live theater is to bring deep emotions to theRead more
Annie is a joy to watch; based on a once-famous cartoon strip, it emerged 40 years ago as a Broadway musical and later as a movie. The story is based on a little orphan girl (Annie) and her displeasure with her life. She even makes a half-hearted attempt to run away to change her life.
Little does Annie know, Oliver Warbucks is about to change her life. He is a Billionaire with political clout and a lonely life. The country is in a deep depression, and Oliver Warbucks is using his political influence in an attempt to make things better.Read more
~Photos and review by Dana Nöllsch~ I know it has been some time since we have reviewed a play, butRead more
Week 24 is perfect for Verdi fans who might enjoy a particularly concentrated dose of seven of the master’s greatestRead more
Wednesday, July 22
Verdi’s Macbeth ~ 2Hrs 35Mins
Starring Maria Guleghina, Dimitri Pittas, Željko Lučić, and John Relyea, conducted by James Levine. From January 12, 2008.
The Met’s second outing for this particular production of Verdi’s Macbeth once again features Željko Lučić in the title role, but instead of Netrebko, Calleja and Pape, we now have Guleghina, Pittas and Relyea. The plot may be focused on the eponymous Scottish king, but Verdi’s operatic take on Shakespeare’s drama features three powerhouse arias for Lady Macbeth (“Vieni t’affretta,” – urging Macbeth to murder Duncan, “La luce langue,” praising the power of darkness to hide the next murders of Banquo and his son, and “Una macchia è qui tuttora!”- trying to clean the blood spots from her hands as she sleepwalks) making it a signature showpiece for sopranos who are at the very top of their game. Guleghina may not be as well known as Netrebko, but she is very well known for singing powerhouse soprano roles at the Met, including Lady Macbeth and Turandot. Drawing equally on vocal virtuosity and dramatic heft, this version of the chilling tale of intrigue and power will certainly keep you involved for all four murderous acts.Read more
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By Lynne Gray, PhD Please note this may be viewed at www.metopera.org Friday, June 5 Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating AngelRead more
In its most ambitious effort yet to bring opera to audiences everywhere during the Met’s closure, the company will present an unprecedented virtual At-Home Gala, featuring more than 40 leading artists performing in a live stream from their homes all around the world. The event will be available for free on the Met’s website. General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will host from their homes in New York City and Montreal, respectively.Read more
Edible Reno Tahoe Magazine publishes six times a year and covers the local artisan food and spirit community. As you read through the magazine you will find a publication filled with heart and love of good food and the people who take their craft one step beyond the ordinary.Read more
One of the thinkers forced to think by that catastrophe is a young talented British playwright Lucy Kirkwood. Her play The Children inspired by that nuclear catastrophe premiered in London in 2016 and in New York on Broadway in 2017. It will be performed by the Brüka Theater in Reno opening February 7th and running through February 29th.Read more