REVIEW: Leonore

Review by Gregory Moomjy According to legend, a rather high-profile gaffe occurred at the world premiere of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.  At that time, he was almost completely deaf.  However, regardless of his hearing, Beethoven was never one to write for the voice.  Consequently, during rehearsals the Maestro faced many a disgruntled soprano who could not…Continue reading REVIEW: Leonore

Podcast 71: Matt Gray and Mila Henry from “The” American Opera Project

Matt Gray & Mila Henry from The American Opera Project (@aopopera on Facebook and Instagram) tell our usual suspects all about the Composers & the Voice training program which is in it’s 10th session of 2 year fellows, AOP’s Collaboration with the NYU Opera Lab and the family and schooling that shaped their lives and careers as creative…Continue reading Podcast 71: Matt Gray and Mila Henry from “The” American Opera Project

Will Crutchfield, Musicologist for Opera Lafayette’s Leonore

LEONORE by Beethoven, 1805 Version Opera Lafayette 2/23, 2/26, 3/2 & 3/4 Conductor: Ryan Corrick Brown Musicologist Will Crutchfield discusses his path towards re-imagining the lost section of Florestan’s Act Three aria from Beethoven’s 1805 version of Leonore. Leonore (1805) LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, composer JOSEPH SONNLEITHNER, librettist The centerpiece of Opera Lafayette’s 25th-anniversary season is…Continue reading Will Crutchfield, Musicologist for Opera Lafayette’s Leonore