Theater critic extraordinaire Toby Zinman continues her forays into other art forms with a visit to Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theatre to see two one-act operas presented by the Curtis Opera Theatre
RENEWAL (Choral Arts Philadelphia): Matt Glandorf looks to Bach’s predecessors for the final Bach@7 concert of the season
Stay with us; for it is toward evening and the day is spent.
Toby Zinman feels the Japanese rhythms of KODO drum troupe.
Sketching the orchestra
Visually, musically, and vocally gorgeous, this is a delectable MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.
Benjamin Britten’s music still sounds wonderfully imaginative and modern
The Heath Quartet plays Tippett, Britten, and Purcell
What a complicated evening, filled with gorgeous singing and roiled emotions and puzzling theatrics
The show literally ROCKS!
An imaginatively textured musical performance in which music, sounds, and speaking are of a piece
A bittersweet lament on war’s insidious effects
Les Canards Chantants (“the singing ducks”), a renaissance polyphony voice ensemble, was born in England but is now based in Philadelphia.
Yannick Nevet-Seguin conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in a semi-staged performance of Puccini’s TOSCA