Non-Registered Critics: Ted Kane


La Traviata

Zaharia excelled as both singer and actor. She aced the high notes in the Act I aria "Sempre Libera" and elsewhere and rose to the physical challenges of portraying a young woman who (spoiler) falls in love and succumbs to TB over the course of three acts. While many operas deal with the fantastical, sometimes covering absurd plots with glorious music, Traviata depends on your belief in the reality of the love between Violeta and Alfredo. Zaharia and tenor Rame Lahaj shared a natural chemistry that quelled any doubt the night we attended.

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POP Presents The Magic Flute

POP director Josh Shaw rises to the opera's challenge by re-imagining the world of Papageno & friends as a classic arcade videogame.

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