www.artsATL.com Preview: The Atlanta Opera’s ambition shown in updated version of Verdi’s classic “Rigoletto”

February 26, 2015 Although considered an operatic warhorse, Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto hasn’t been seen in Atlanta since 2000. It’s an opera that became an instant hit in 1851 after its initial performance at Teatro La Fenice, and one that Atlanta Opera artistic director Tomer Zvulun believed it was time to reexamine. The production boasts an impressive team that includes [...]

In the February Issue of Opera News Online: Review of AO’s Madama Butterfly

Atlanta Opera opened its 2014-15 season with Madama Butterfly (seen Nov. 8), a co-production with the Castleton Festival.  The new Butterfly marks the initial show of AO artistic and general director Tomer Zvulun’s first planned season at the company.  Zvulun assumed responsibility for staging Madama Butterfly as well — and there is no doubt that Zvulun is an apt stage director. [...]