Palm Beach Opera - Palm Beach
23 August 2017

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The Pirates of Penzance

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Palm Beach Opera ‘Pirates of Penzance’ traditional but engaging
10 Apr 17 / Palm Beach Daily News
Palm Beach Opera closes season with a delightful “Pirates of Penzance”
9 Apr 17 / South Florida Classical Review
Rigoletto

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Michael Chiold’s warm and powerful voice and evocative acting made Rigoletto a believable character
14 Mar 17 / Classical Source
Madama Butterfly

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Palm Beach Opera 2017 is off to a fine start
31 Jan 17 / Classical Source
Palm Beach Opera opens season with a vivid and affecting “Butterfly”
29 Jan 17 / Classical Review
‘Madama Butterfly’ soars but vocals touch-and-go
29 Jan 17 / Palm Beach Daily News
Ariadne auf Naxos

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Palm Beach Opera closes season with a triumphant “Ariadne auf Naxos”
20 Mar 16 / South Florida Classical Review
An exceptionally strong cast that sang and acted brilliantly
20 Mar 16 / Classical Source
Palm Beach Opera impresses in ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’
20 Mar 16 / Palm Beach Daily News
Don Pasquale

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Don Pasquale embraces an excellent quartet of principals and fine orchestral playing
22 Feb 16 / Classical Source
Palm Beach Opera’s tuneful, funny ‘Pasquale’ delights
21 Feb 16 / Palm Beach Daily News
Superb cast serves up a delightful “Don Pasquale” at Palm Beach Opera
21 Feb 16 / South Florida Classical Review
Carmen

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Lead roles carry Palm Beach Opera's ‘Carmen’
25 Jan 16 / Palm Beach Daily News
La fille du régiment

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Palm Beach Opera closes season with colorful and captivating Donizetti
22 Mar 15 / South Florida Classical Review
Hero shines in hit-and-miss ‘Daughter of the Regiment’
22 Mar 15 / Palm Beach Daily News
High Cs no sweat for tenor Stayton
At this stage of his career, Stayton prefers comic roles over meatier dramatic ones.
Enemies, A Love Story

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Pittsburgh sopranos shine in Florida operas
2 Mar 15 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Hints of operetta, American musicals and a little Leonard Bernstein coexist with soaring Puccinian lines
24 Feb 15 / Wall Street Journal (via Google)
A daringly humorous tale of Holocaust survivors in New York City
24 Feb 15 / Financial Times (via Google)
A premiere worthy of being staged again here and by other companies
23 Feb 15 / Classical Source
“Enemies” proves a tedious clunker in Palm Beach Opera’s world premiere
23 Feb 15 / South Florida Classical Review
La bohème

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Soprano shines in Palm Beach Opera’s mixed “Boheme”
18 Jan 15 / South Florida Classical Review
Opera brings beauty, youthful energy to ‘La Bohème’
18 Jan 15 / Palm Beach Daily News
Macbeth

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Palm Beach Opera opened its 2014 season with a riveting production of Verdi's Macbeth
25 Mar 14 / Opera News
The Scottish opera scores!
28 Jan 14 / ConcertoNet (English)
‘Macbeth’ earns ‘bravi’ for excellent music, vocals, lighting
28 Jan 14 / Palm Beach Daily News
Hungarian soprano kills in Palm Beach Opera’s dramatic “Macbeth”
26 Jan 14 / South Florida Classical Review
Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Palm Beach Opera’s season finale soars
23 Mar 14 / Palm Beach Daily News
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Palm Beach Opera’s “Barber” makes for a fizzing and delightful night of Rossini
23 Feb 14 / South Florida Classical Review
The Turn of the Screw

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Young Artists put on ‘brilliant’ production of Britten’s work
14 Apr 13 / Palm Beach Daily News
Despite a worthy effort, PB Opera can’t quite deliver a convincing turn for Britten opera
14 Apr 13 / South Florida Classical Review
Salome

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 3

You gotta have a gimmick, if you want to get a head
19 Mar 13 / ConcertoNet (English)
PB Opera’s impressive ‘Salome’ worth the wait
17 Mar 13 / Palm Beach Daily News
Palm Beach Opera delivers its own March madness with a decently sung yet superficial “Salome”
17 Mar 13 / South Florida Classical Review
La Cenerentola

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Palm Beach Opera presents delightful ‘La Cenerentola’
17 Feb 13 / Palm Beach Daily News
La Traviata

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 2

PB Opera’s ‘La Traviata’ warms up slowly, finishes well
20 Jan 13 / Philadelphia Daily News
Canadian soprano leads a hot-blooded “Traviata” at Palm Beach Opera
20 Jan 13 / South Florida Classical Review
Lucia di Lammermoor

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Palm Beach Opera ends 50th season on high note
30 Mar 12 / Palm Beach Post
Lammermoor’s laurels and laments
28 Mar 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Roméo et Juliette

Palm Beach Opera


No. of reviews: 2

New twist on an old story
27 Feb 12 / ConcertoNet (English)
Nicole Cabell shines brilliantly in Palm Beach Opera’s “Romeo et Juliette”
26 Feb 12 / South Florida Classical Review
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News & Articles

Palm Beach Opera announces 2017 season
Palm Beach Opera’s 2017 season will feature two familiar repertoire works and a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta with a star turn by renowned mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe.
13 Feb 2016 / San Francisco Classical Voice
High Cs no sweat for tenor Stayton
At this stage of his career, Stayton prefers comic roles over meatier dramatic ones.
17 Mar 2015 / Palm Beach Daily News
Palm Beach Opera hires David Stern as its chief conductor
David Stern will begin his three-year contract on June 1. The company has been without an on-staff conductor since former artistic director Bruno Aprea departed in 2012.
7 Mar 2015 / Palm Beach Daily News
Palm Beach Opera lowers ticket prices
Palm Beach Opera has lowered ticket prices on more than 600 seats per performance for its shows at the Kravis Center. And they’re not in the nosebleed sections.
15 Sep 2014 / Palm Beach Daily News
Herb Benn, ex-Palm Beach Opera general director, dies
Herb Benn, Palm Beach Opera’s former general director, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at his home in West Palm Beach. He was 84.
26 Aug 2014 / Palm Beach Daily News