REVIEWS: Verdi’s Don Carlo

Austin Lyric Opera opened its 2013-14 Season with Verdi’s intense Don Carlo in November, what one Austin critic called, “an opera lover’s dream, bursting at the seams with complex philosophical tensions, powerfully effusive music, charismatic characters, and, most importantly, a resounding and pulsating heartbeat.” Maestro Richard Buckley pulled terrific performances from the chorus, orchestra and all-star cast – some of the strongest voices in opera today. Featuring principal actors James Valenti, Keri Alkema,  Peter Volpe and Michael Chioldi.

Austin Lyric Opera's performance of Verdi's Don Carlo  MM_131114_0084Austin Lyric Opera's performance of Verdi's Don Carlo






Austin Chronicle review by Natalie Zeldon, Nov. 29, 2013

“Verdi wrote an opera lover’s dream, and Austin Lyric Opera realized it with an all-star cast.” Read more… 

Broadway World review by Jeff Davis, Nov. 23, 2014

“As should be expected from Austin Lyric Opera, Don Carlo sounds extraordinary, largely due to the incredible orchestra led by Maestro Richard Buckley and the outstanding performers in the chorus.” Read more… 

Austin American-Statesman review by Luke Quinton, Nov. 20, 2013

“… the voices come first in this production, and luckily for us, the skilled singers and the musicians who accompany them transport us very nicely indeed.” Read more…

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