A brief review of Taminophile's 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.
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 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 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.
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's only post was a review of a small, semi-profesional opera company's Norma.
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!
My first review for Bachtrack.com, 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 brought La Boheme at the Met and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Opera Philadelphia, both for Bachtrack.com.
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.
Only one review--Tosca in concert presented by Martha Cardona Theater--but several profile pieces.
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 Bachtrack.com. Tonight, New Years Eve, I'll see the opening of the Met's The Merry Widow for Bachtrack.com, and you'll see my thoughts about it soon!