Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My Bachtrack review of Ariadne at Curtis Opera Theater

Heather Stebbins (Ariadne) and Kevin Ray (Bacchus)
Photo (c) Cory Weaver
On Sunday, I was delighted to see the final performance of Curtis Opera Theater's Ariadne auf Naxos, produced in conjunction with Opera Philadelphia and performed at Philadelphia's beautiful Kimmel Center. I'm a big fan of opera on every professional level, including high-level conservatory productions like this. The Curtis Institute has long been considered one of the nation's top music schools. Its impressive list of alumni includes Leonard Bernstein and Eric Owens. To be part of such a school's voice and opera program suggests a great talent, and there was talent aplenty onstage Sunday afternoon.
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