Boston's Odyssey Opera has dedicated the 2019 segment of its current season to works based on the legend of Helen of Troy. The first on the roster is the Gluck Reform rarity "Paride ed Elena."
There is only one more performance of this little Gounod gem, a Sunday matinee on November 11. It is a rare opportunity to hear this engaging rarity, before yet another century passes.
Boston's Fall opera season was kicked off in grand Romantic style Friday evening at Jordan Hall. Continuing its commendable tradition of presenting operatic rarities, Odyssey Opera took the helm with a concert performance of "La Reine de Saba."
To close its current season, Boston Lyric Opera is celebrating the Bernstein centenary with a production of the rarely-staged, one-act opera, "Trouble in Tahiti."
In spite of its uneven vocalism, Odyssey Opera's "Giovanni d'Arco" proved a respectable production of this Verdi rarity. The company merits high praise for continuing its mission to present to local audiences with unusual works.
The Boston Lyric Opera's superb production of "The Threepenny Opera" does justice to the composer Kurt Weill's classic score, while bringing this unique composition (written with Bertolt Brecht) to vivid life.
For its current season, dedicated to works concerning the life and times of Joan of Arc, Odyssey Opera selected a rare operatic gem by the Italian-American Norman Dello Joio.
As part of its 2017-18 season, the company is mounting the world premiere of a work by the gay British composer, Julian Grant.
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