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6.8.14

Ionarts in Santa Fe: 'Don Pasquale' and 'Fidelio'


Prisoners' Chorus in Fidelio, 2014, Santa Fe Opera (photo by Ken Howard)

Charles T. Downey, Updated Donizetti and Beethoven offer mixed results at Santa Fe Opera
The Classical Review, August 6
It is an odd summer at the Santa Fe Opera, considering the festival’s repertorial specialties. The season offers only a sliver of Mozart, no Strauss, and no early opera — and this in the first season of historically informed performance specialist Harry Bicket’s tenure as music director...
Previously:
Brenda Rae in La Traviata last year

Alek Schrader sang Ernesto last summer at Glyndebourne

Zachary Nelson in last year's Figaro

Don Pasquale at Washington Opera (2011)

Other Reviews:
Heidi Waleson, Santa Fe's Modern Makeovers (Wall Street Journal, August 5)

John Stege, Absurdly Entertaining (Santa Fe Reporter, July 8)

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, Holocaust Grafted to Beethoven (New York Times, August 4)

Scott Cantrell, Santa Fe Opera Nazifies ‘Fidelio’ (Dallas Morning News, August 2)

John Stege, Heil Dir, Ludwig! (Santa Fe Reporter, July 14)

James M. Keller, ‘Fidelio’ under the Führer: SFO presents Beethoven’s only opera (Santa Fe New Mexican, July 13)

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