Tag Archives: Lori Phillips

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Seattle Part III

by Jonathan Pell

Well, Alwyn Mellor’s “vocal allergy” was later diagnosed as a viral infection, and she had to cancel last night’s performance.  At least the audience who came for this first of Seattle’s RING cycles (of three) had the pleasure of hearing her impressive Seattle debut in DIE WALKUERE on Monday evening. I doubt if anyone in […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Seattle Part II

by Jonathan Pell

Last night’s performance of Wagner’s SIEGFRIED was filled with surprises, both expected and unplanned.  The physical production is still breathtaking (scenery by Thomas Lynch, costumes by the late Martin Pakledinaz and lighting by Peter Kaczorowski), and the singing at a remarkably high level.  German tenor Stefan Vinke in his Seattle debut sang the title role […]