Opera Reviews

Opera Reviews

with Lane Whitesell

Lane Whitesell, KUCO’s emeritus opera host for the past 34 years, follows the performances of The Metropolitan Opera, when is season, or WFMT’s Opera Series each Saturday afternoon with specially selected operas. Additionally, Lane attends many local and regional opera performances providing reviews and commentary.

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This performance had slightly more sparkle than the earlier performance. Quinn Kelsey and Elena Vallalon surpassed their already wonderful performances, and Alexandra LoBianco had more focus to her voice than in the earlier performance. For the second time, I was aware of the smell of clean, sun-dried sheets as the half-dozen hung on the stage in Act II were first hung and then taken off the lines. The orchestra, conducting, and stage direction remained top-notch.

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