Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Taminophile: A year in review, 2014

A brief review of Taminophile's 2014.

January 2014:
Not a very active month for Taminophile, although it did include a review of feisty Bronx Opera's production of Kirke Mechem's The Rivals.  It also included a profile of Dame Felicity Lott.

February 2014:
Slightly more active--reviews of the Metropolitan Opera's Werther and Madison Opera's charming Daughter of the Regiment.  There was also a profile of the lovely Jennifer Rowley and a post about Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

March 2014:
March included three reviews:  Dear Jennifer Rowley's Metropolitan Opera debut as Musetta, Columbia University Bach Society's Dido and Aeneas, and Little Opera Theatre of NY's Opportunity Makes the Thief (L'occasione fa il ladro).  

April 2014:
April brought only one review, but Madison Opera's Dead Man Walking was opera enough for many months! I still can't talk about it without getting misty.

May 2014:
Another slow month, with a feature about the Martha Cardona Theater's Don Carlo selections concert and an opinion piece about yet another controversy about singers and weight.

June 2014:
June's only post was a review of a small, semi-profesional opera company's Norma.

July 2014:
A very busy month indeed, with reviews of Glimmerglass Opera's entire season and interviews conducted while there for a week. Plus Lucrezia Borgia at Caramoor!

August 2014:
My first review for, an international web site, is published.  The first is a reworking of my Glimmerglass Ariadne review, but more came in the following months. I was honored that the kind folks at Bachtrack had approached me, asking me to join their stable of NYC-based writers. August also brought reviews of Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble's season.

September 2014:
September brought La Boheme at the Met and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Opera Philadelphia, both for

October 2014:
In October I saw Julie Taymor's Magic Flute at the Met for Bachtrack and Die Fledermaus at Syracuse Opera for my own nefarious ends.

November 2014:
Only one review--Tosca in concert presented by Martha Cardona Theater--but several profile pieces.

December 2014:
December opened a review of the CD An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing For Hope, and continued with a review of the lively group enCanta Ensemble's Christmas opera performance.  I saw The Tender Land at Brooklyn College for Tonight, New Years Eve, I'll see the opening of the Met's The Merry Widow for, and you'll see my thoughts about it soon!

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