Monday, November 8, 2010
Figaro Review Roundup
It doesn't get better than the season opener. The excitement in the air, the energy on stage. Madison Opera's cast of The Marriage of Figaro turned in performances that thrilled, and the critics are singing their praises...
The Capital Times - "Fine 'Figaro' Launches Madison Opera's 50th Season"
The Isthmus - "Madison Opera stages splendid The Marriage of Figaro"
Local Sounds Magazine - "Madison Opera 'Figaro' Proves Marriage works with Commitment"
Channel3000 - "Standing ovation well-deserved for Madison Opera"
BLOGGER NIGHT REACTIONS
Your Ill-Fitting Overcoat - "Opera can be actually, legitimately, hilariously funny."
Irony or Mayo - "Act Two really cranks up the Benny Hill music. There's ducking, lying, hiding, jumping out of windows--you could almost see Scooby and the gang running from the villain of the week."
Clyde's Rebirth - "I got goosebumps when the orchestra began...The comedy was a delightful counterpart to the typical 'stuffy and boring' rap that opera usually gets."
Dane101.com - "My last words on this performance will be to call out my instantaneous love for the voice of Anya Matanovic, who plays Susanna. Her voice is like champagne. She's my new favorite opera singer and I heartily recommend seeking out her performances."
Posted by Madison Opera at 2:45 PM