Alek Shrader

CANDIDE (Philadelphia Orchestra): A dilettante at large review

A dilettante at large Toby Zinman reviews Candide by Leonard Bernstein.

LA TRAVIATA (Opera Philadelphia): A stunning new design and a stellar new Violetta

A refreshed rendition of Verdi’s tragic opera features the impressive house and role debut of Lisette Oropesa as the titular “fallen woman” and a stunning design that purposefully pairs the distant past with recent times.