It is always a joy to return to the miraculous music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. While some of the other master composers are considered innovators – Beethoven, Wagner, Debussy, Stravinsky – I consider Mozart a perfector.
On the surface, The Magic Flute is a coming of age story about moving on to an enlightened state.
Greetings from the world of Wigs and Make-up! An opera like Falstaff is a banquet of opportunity for our little corner of the Opera!
It was with immense satisfaction that I first came to Virginia Opera to conduct the second opera of Richard Wagner’s monumental Ring Cycle (The Valkyrie in 2011).