“A big work with big ideas” – Opera News review

A pleasant surprise arrived in the mail this week: Opera News in its May 2014 issue gives the Dallas Opera's production of Tod Machover's "Death and the Powers" a glowing review. Writer Andrew Sigler praises the opera as "a big work with big ideas," and notes that "Machover brings to bear his considerable technical prowess …

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Death and the Powers recording session

This just in from Tod Machover's Facebook: "Finished the DEATH AND THE POWERS recording today with two fabulous sessions. All the singers, the BMOP players, conductor Gil Rose, and the whole recording and tech team did an amazing job. I am SO happy that the music is in the can; now we enter the editing …

Meet the Artists – Patricia Risley (Evvy)

Opera News hails Patricia Risley for “her voice…luscious and agile, her characterization both boisterous and tender” as well as her beautiful “singing with ease and certainty.” Frequently sought after on national and international stages, Patricia Risley’s 2010-11 season includes her debut with New York City Opera as Dinah in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place. She also …

Teasers

We've got a lot of great new interviews coming up in the next few weeks, but for now this'll have to do - this fantastic image depicts Patricia Risley as Evvy, dramatically lit in her famous chandelier scene. You can hear her talk more about what it's like to perform this scene during her interview. …