"It is finished..." Soloists mezzo-soprano KrisAnne Weiss (center-left), tenor Brian Wallin (center), and soprano Sarah Lawrence (center-right) stand over the crucified Jesus (baritone Jarrett Ott). Photo by Michelle Sangster. Last weekend, the Lyric Opera of the North (LOON Opera for short) staged J.S. Bach's seminal oratorio St. John Passion for the opening of
Jesus (Jarrett Ott) sprawls on the ground after a savage beating in LOON Opera's staged production of the St. John Passion. Illustration by Basil Considine. LOON Opera kicked off its 2017-2018 season on Saturday with Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion. Yes, you read that correctly – winter isn't anywhere close to officially
Craig Colclough as the titular Pasquale in Minnesota Opera’s Don Pasquale. Photo by Dan Norman. Minnesota Opera's production of Don Pasquale, currently playing at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, is suffused with all the lovely music that you've come to know and expect, well-performed and a joy to hear. The updated
Opera director Crystal Manich. Photo by Laura Marie Duncan Photography. Boston Lyric Opera's new production of Tosca, a co-production with Opera Omaha, opens October 13 at the historic Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston. Its director is Crystal Manich, a vibrant force in the world of opera stage directors. Over the last decade,
A scene from Arizona Opera's 2015 production of Don Pasquale. The same production design will be used in Minnesota Opera's upcoming production of the same opera. Photo by Ed Flores. For an opera that people thought was going to be a failure, Don Pasquale (1843) certainly has done very well for itself. Today,
A double photo collage of every show image from the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Some trivia: the decision to found the Twin Cities Arts Reader was made during the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival. It's only natural, then, that the festival was very much on the core leadership team's minds as we brainstormed about
Our popular Fringe File series on the Minnesota Fringe Festival returns. Pictured: Max Wojtanowicz in a promotional photo for MN Fringe 2016's Ball: A Tribute to My Lost Testicle. A Fringe show may begin with the first glimmer of an idea or the drawing of its number, but its first incarnation ends with the money.
Mousetrap Puppets' Punch and Judy features the classic comedy characters. Mousetrap Puppets' show and another Punch and Judy by Parasol Puppets play are free Saturday events, playing at 1:15 PM and 2:45 PM. This week features pageantry and puppets all week long at the National Puppetry Festival 2017 being held at Concordia University in St.
Eric Morris as Beppe, Jill Gardner as Nedda, Richard Crawley as Canio, and Andrew Wilkowske as Tonio in the Mill City Summer Opera's inaugural 2012 production of Pagliacci at the Mill City Ruins. Mill City Summer Opera's latest summer extravaganza, María de Buenos Aires, is currently playing at The Machine Factory while