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 2020 Season



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2020-21 Season Dec 5 -Jun 5


Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

Enjoy Lane's reviews of opera performances within driving distance here!

2018-2019 Operas within Driving Distance

November 14. Puccini: Tosca

November 14.  Puccini: Tosca
This was opening night at LaScala last year, with Anna Netrebko and Francesco Meli as Floria Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi, with Luca Salsi as Baron Scarpia.

November 7. Gilbert and Sullivan: Trial by Jury and Frederick Wang: Scalia/Ginsburg

November 7.  Gilbert and Sullivan:  Trial by Jury and Frederick Wang:  Scalia/Ginsburg
Opera Delaware paired Gilbert and Sullivan's one-act farce with Frederic Wang's look at two major Supreme Court Justices and their disagreements.

October 31. Bellini: Norma

October 31.  Bellini:  Norma
Unusual sets and costumes feature in this production from Hamburg. Enjoy Marina Rebeka, Marcello Puente, and Diana Haller as Norma, Pollione, and Adalgisa. Pictured is the scene near the end, In Mia Man.

October 24. Handel: Agrippina

This is the Covent Garden cast and production, slightly different from the Metropolitan Opera production.

October 17. Massenet: Werther

October 17.  Massenet:  Werther
This new staging of Werther starred Isabel Leonard as Charlotte and Juan Diego Florez as the title character.

October 10. Donizetti: Don Pasquale

October 10.  Donizetti:  Don Pasquale
The sets were not well-liked in the British newspapers, but they loved Olga Peratyatko as Norina and Sir Bryn Terfel as the title character. Ioan Hotea is the hapless Ernesto and Marcus Werba is Dr. Malatesta.

October 3. Britten: Death in Venice

October 3.  Britten:  Death in Venice
The Royal Opera House usually produced Benjamin Britten operas about as well as they can be done. This is no exception.

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