Hello Sybaritic Faithful! Not only do I try to write thoughtful posts about the ins and outs of the emerging artist world like in 29 Days to Diva (#29daystodiva); often I will review performances around the Baltimore/D.C. Metro areas. In fact, sometimes I review for other websites too. I recently wrote this piece about Baltimore Concert Opera’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor for my friends at OperaPulse. If you aren’t reading their content on a regular basis, start now.
Beyond the Madness: Baltimore Concert Opera Presents a Haunting Lucia di LammermoorBy Megan Ihnen | Published on Mar 26, 2012
Baltimore, MD – Being that the modern gift for a third anniversary is glass; perhaps it was only appropriate that Baltimore Concert Opera presented two sold-out performances this past weekend of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor that coincided with the third anniversary of BCO’s very first production. “Appropriate?” one may ask. Not only did they celebrate with great singers and piano accompaniment on their “home stage” at the Garrett Jacobs Mansion; they featured the unique glass armonica invented in 1761 by Benjamin Franklin. Even in their concert format, with no sets, costumes or orchestra, they live up to what General Director Brendan Cooke calls their motto of “being a gateway drug for opera.” Baltimore Concert Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor proved stunning in both musicianship and subtle dramatic performances.
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