A scene from the new production of La Bohème at the Paris Opera. Photo by Geert Goiris. Words cannot describe my feelings at getting assigned to review La Bohème at the Paris Opera. My gateway to opera was Musetta's waltz in Rent, played on a thrilling electric guitar. Then came Youtube, friends'
Baritone Jeehoon Kim in Really Spicy Opera's 2016 production of Rigoletto. New to the Twin Cities? Want to know where to go for opera? Well, you're in the right place: the Arts Reader's guide to opera in Minnesota. Where To See Opera Fargo-Moorhead The main producer of operas in the Fargo-Moorhead region is the aptly named
The aftershocks of war came home to the Guthrie Theater last night with the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project’s Birds Sing Differently. This collection of stories is based on the real lives of 12 Iraqi-Minnesotan refugees and immigrants and is performed as part of the Guthrie's Level Nine Series. Unusually, this performance is given
Note: This article has been updated to include a mention of Dancing Bare Feet. Extending or reprising a show's run is every theatrical producer's dream. Evidently dreams do come true, because several shows from the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival are having reprises and remounts. Two of the best-selling shows of this year's
To Fringe artists, Fringe Central is the heart and hub of the Minnesota Fringe Festival. This designated gathering place sees artists and audiences mixing, swapping show suggestions, and generally relaxing after a long day of Fringing. It's also one of the most dysfunctional parts of the festival. There is no permanent
A promotional image for Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant: A New Musical, presented by Devious Mechanics. One of the first things that our staff do when covering Fringe is to read through every show description. Counting cancellations, that's 192 or so to date for 2017! Here are some of incredibly