International Reviews

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Otello

I will readily admit that Otello is my personal favorite of all Verdi operas. The magnificent choruses, searing ensembles, and tender arias, all frame...
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Le Voyage de G. Mastorna

Entering the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier for the first time to see Le Voyage de G. Mastorna, I see a confused man who is already on stage, walking in t...
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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is an immensely clever and entertaining abbreviation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s story, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll &...
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Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

Anybody who goes Anne Carson’s new, beguiling play, expecting a tight narrative about the lives of Marilyn Monroe and Helen of Troy, will come out dis...
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The Pain of My Belligerence

On a first date in which Cat can barely get a word in, and after being subject to her date’s toxic and arrogant ramblings (to which he fully admits ar...
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Socrates

It feels lazy to say that Socrates, playing at the Public Theater, bears a message for our modern times. It’s undeniable that the depiction of a broke...
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La Bohème

La Bohème Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica Canadian Opera Company Directed by John Caird Cast (in order of appearanc...
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Diary of One Who Disappeared

Can it ever truly be love if it is spawned from an obsession? We see scattered throughout history, literature, and modern pop culture the notion that ...
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Manon

Abbé Prévost’s Novel “Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut,” written back in 173,1 was an inspiration to many opera composers, includi...