Maria Luigia Borsi as Mimì in the Atlanta Opera production “In a certain sense, Puccini represents our life.” He‘s a writer who uses his manuscripts for heat (in the furnace). She‘s beautiful as a flower—delicate and ephemeral. They are ill-fated lovers in Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème; arguably one of the most romantic works ever put … More “La bohème” Stings Like It Happened Yesterday
On their first day as newly anointed “community ambassadors” for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Eric Owens and Ana María Martínez dispensed with the typical school presentation and chatted with students about growing up in a confusing world. … More Opera Singers as Motivational Speakers?
It’s Friday afternoon, the day before the opening of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. It’s 50 degrees outside. Wacker Drive, which had been a maze of ice canyons, is now six inches underwater. Onstage, there’s a matinee of Die Fledermaus. Backstage, a crew copes with a missed Butterfly rehearsal. Earlier in the week, a polar vortex had … More An Exclusive with Patricia Racette
To perform Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth, nearly three hundred people will come together under Riccardo Muti’s baton—a chorus, an orchestra, soloists—each having taken his or her own journey through steadfast determination … More Is It Scary to Sing for Muti?