Tag: Opera Theatre St. Louis

Review: Vengeance Rules the Day in Opera Theatre’s Powerful Rigoletto

Posted: June 3, 2019 at 6:59 pm   /   Concerts, Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Reviews

Returning to Opera Theatre St. Louis for the first time in a decade, Rigoletto is a sad and sordid affair. Loaded with scheming, lust, jealousy and revenge, it is not for the faint of heart. Directed with stunning emotional potency by Bruno Ravella (in his OTSL debut) the production is dark. Very Dark. Verdi based […]

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Review: Opera Theatre St. Louis Battles Hate With ‘An American Soldier’

Posted: June 22, 2018 at 7:27 am   /   Live Theater

In addition to mounting works from their classical repertoire, Opera Theatre St. Louis also commissions new work that speaks to a modern audience by engaging them with presentations featuring contemporary themes without sugar coating or smooth edges. Dubbed New Works, Bold Voices these commissions also affords new voices to be heard both on and offstage, […]

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Review: From Black Leather to Rainbow Pants, ‘Orfeo & Euridice’ Dazzles Opera Theatre St. Louis 

Posted: June 18, 2018 at 3:38 pm   /   Live Theater

In a season filled with intrigue, passion and intense drama, Opera Theatre St. Louis‘ Orfeo & Euridice is a refreshing dose of mystic escapism.   Composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck, this new English translation, commissioned by Opera Theatre St. Louis, is based on the adaptation created by Hector Berlioz which lifted elements from the opera’s Italian and French versions and […]

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Southern Gothic and Skullduggery Abound in Opera Theatre’s Voracious ‘Regina’

Posted: May 29, 2018 at 9:26 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

The treachery and deceit of a Southern family in Gilded Age Alabama is the focal point of of Regina, Opera Theatre St. Louis’ second production of the season. Adapted from Lillian Hellman’s 1939 stage play, The Little Foxes, and composed by Marc Blitzstein, Regina is just as unscrupulous today as it was when it premiered […]

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Opera Theatre St. Louis’ The Grapes Of Wrath Packs An Intense Wallop

Posted: June 3, 2017 at 7:01 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Taking a landmark work of American literature and turning it into an opera is not the easiest thing in the world to do. When the book is The Grapes of Wrath, the stakes are even higher. Knowing that the novel’s social pulse and familiar characters resonate throughout our popular culture, Opera Theatre of St. Louis […]

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