Tag Archives: Il trovatore

Jonathan’s Viennese Auditions

by Jonathan Pell

It is 6:00 in the morning and I am in the Vienna Airport waiting for my flight back to Dallas. I came over for three intense days of auditions held at the historic Theater an der Wien, where a panel of my colleagues and I heard almost 100 singers from 34 countries. There were representatives […]

Goya for Broke!

by Suzanne Calvin

I will freely admit that my chief interest in the Metropolitan Opera’s¬†revival of “Il trovatore”¬†isn’t the marvelous Patricia Racette (a stunning Jenufa at the Dallas Opera a few seasons back) or the equally compelling artistry of Zeljko Lucic (who sang Nabucco as a force of nature in our grand production designed by Frances Bagley and […]