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Reviewed by Kathleen Harrison Cook I’ll admit right off that this is the first time I have seen Don Giovanni anywhere. I’ve certainly heard the overture and other music from it, and of course there was that dramatic scene in the film version of Amadeus, but other than those exposures, I was an open mind without many preconceived ideas of what the show should be when I attended Tri-Cities Opera’s performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni last night (Feb. 7). There was a decent house of opera-lovers with...
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By Barb Van Atta Don Juan’s not going to get much sympathy around Tri-Cities Opera this year. Previously when the opera company has presented Don Giovanni, Mozart’s take on the legendary lothario, the directors have been male. Thus, acknowledged TCO General Director Reed Smith recently, a slight “boys will be boys” patina seemed to cover many of the roué’s ruses, despite his final fiery fate. But now the dashing Don is facing his biggest challenge: an all-female production team, including...
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Reviewed by Tony Villecco Tri-Cities Opera has prepared a lavish and vibrant new production of Georges Bizet’s masterpiece, Carmen. A very full house Friday (Oct. 25) at The Forum witnessed a performance that was near perfect, with only some minor discrepancies. The production showcased both some very young voices and some more mature singers, bringing vigor to Bizet’s already powerful score. As the carefree gypsy, Carmen, mezzo Ginger Costa-Jackson started somewhat timidly. However, by the second act, she lit up like a firecracker. Her characterization was helped by the...
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