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Magnificent Voices and Lovely Sets Make the North Carolina Opera’s Tosca Extraordinary

When the curtain rises on the North Carolina Opera’s fully staged production of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, sung in Italian with English supertitles, conducted by Joseph Rescigno and directed by David Paul, with lighting by Tlaloc Lopez-Watermann, it is 1800 in Rome. Napoleon’s forces are bearing down on the city, threatening to occupy the… Read More ›

With Its Overloud Orchestra and Overcrowded Scenes, the N.C. Opera’s Carmen Disappoints

Carmen, the title character of the North Carolina Opera’s fully staged production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen, sung in French with English supertitles, is a Spanish gypsy. Carmen (played again today at 2 p.m. in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium by Aleks Romano) is the embodiment of passion, desire, and love. Wherever she goes, she casts her spell…. Read More ›