Non-UK

The latest news, features and reviews from theatre, opera and dance in USA, Europe and elsewhere outside the UK.

Reviews

Megan Mikailovna Samarin, Second Secretary; Yelena Dyachek, First Secretary; Tracy Dahl, Chiang Ch’ing; HGO Chorus, Lynn Lane

Nixon in China

Music by John Adams, libretto by Alice Goodman (Houston Grand Opera at Brown Theater, Wortham Theater Center).
Reviewer: Keith Dorwick

Peter Mattei as Figaro, Marty Sohl

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Cesare Sterbini, based on the play by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (Metropolitan Opera at Metropolitan Opera House, New York).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Va, pensiero: lament for a lost land, newly relevant in 2017 America?, Metropolitan Opera

Nabucco

Verdi (Metropolitan Opera, New York at Picturehouse Stratford-upon-Avon and nationwide).
Reviewer: Colin Davison

Blueprint Specials,

Blueprint Specials

Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and others, book by Arnold M Auerbach and others (Waterwell at Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Daniela Galli as Nannerl, Pedro Jardim de Mattos

The Other Mozart

Sylvia Milo (Little Matchstick Factory at The Players Theatre, New York).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Vittorio Grigolo as Roméo and Diana Damrau as Juliette, Ken Howard

Roméo et Juliette

Charles Gounod, libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on the play by William Shakespeare (Metropolitan Opera at Metropolitan Opera House, New York).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Brandon Dirden as Booster and John Douglas Thompson as Becker, Joan Marcus

Jitney

August Wilson (Manhattan Theatre Club at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, New York).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

News

Dance Grand Prix Europe 2017

This summer choreography competition is calling for dance schools and groups to register.

Vera Liber, 27 January 2017