Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season

Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season. Ann Patchett's writing can be best described as lyrical.  I have voraciously read all five of her novels beginning with Bel Canto years ago.  Based in Nashville, Patchett has the ability to transport her reader to exotic and remote locations:  the Amazon (State of [...]

OPERA NEWS – Lucia di Lammermoor

OPERA NEWS - Lucia di Lammermoor. My latest review in the February issue of Opera News. Lucia di Lammermoor ATLANTA Atlanta Opera 11/12/11 Stage director Tomer Tvulun brought his signature cinematic vision to Atlanta Opera's 2011–12 season opener, Lucia di Lammermoor (seen Nov. 12), working in a style reminiscent of his 2009 AO production of [...]

Review: It’s “American Idol” at Spivey Hall, Metropolitan Opera style, for Southeast finals by Stephanie Adrian | ArtsCriticATL.com

It’s “American Idol” at Spivey Hall, Metropolitan Opera style, for Southeastern finals February 6, 2012 By Stephanie Adrian Heather Phillips, last year’s Southeastern winner. (Photo courtesy HeatherPhillips-soprano.com) Lawson Anderson is a 25-year-old management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. That’s his day job; on weekends he sings opera arias. As a high school athlete at the Westminster Schools [...]