By Barb Van Atta
Former Metropolitan Opera and Tri-Cities Opera tenor Richard Leech today (July 28) was named Director of Resident Artist Programs at Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) in Detroit. Leech, who grew up in Broome County, will head MOT's newly created young artist program, Michigan Opera Theatre Studio.
MOT President and CEO Wayne S. Brown said the new program, launching with the 2015-16 season, will offer full-time engagement to artists in the early stages of a professional career in opera. According to an MOT press...
Who did you catch in concert, Diana Krall or the Lovin' Spoonful? Did you spend Friday with Theatre Street Productions or Saturday with SRO Productions III? Were you part of the local contingent at hometown boy Santino DeAngelo's NYC theater debut? Please share your thoughts with your fellow BAMirror readers.
Speaking of Santino ... here's a link to the New York Times coverage of Foolerie at the New York Musical Theatre Festival : http://tinyurl.com/ptpwcrb. Several online reviews also can be found on the Web.
Reviewed by Tony Villecco
The Summer Savoyards' has successfully mounted a fun, colorful and energetic production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s perennial favorite operetta, The Mikado. Friday’s house (July 17) at Binghamton University was quite full with an appreciative audience who kept up with the unique British humor sprinkled with modern-day references.
After a clean, if somewhat literal, interpretation of the overture, the fine orchestra kept a brisk pace throughout under the direction of Kimberly Bemis Tyler. This particular group of musicians played very well with only an occasional disconnect...
Did you attend a performance of Rent by EPAC, Bonnie and Clyde by Theatron (see review following) or, like me, the wonderfully sung and cleverly staged Into the Woods by SPARE Productions?
Did you visit a gallery or museum, catch a bar band or actually create (or rehearse) a work of art?
Please share how you made the arts part of the past weekend.