December 16, 1986 |
New York City Opera has announced casting for productions of Bizet's "Carmen," Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" and Bernstein's "Candide" to be staged in January at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Susanne Marsee will sing the title role in "Carmen," directed by Frank Corsaro, at the Jan. 13 and 17 performances. Other principals include John Absalom as Don Jose, Elizabeth Hynes as Micaela and Robert McFarland as Escamillo. On Jan.
January 5, 1989 |
New York City Opera has announced casting for productions of Verdi's "Rigoletto," Mozart's "Die Zauberflote" and Lehar's "The Merry Widow," to be staged in January at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. Pablo Elvira will sing the title role in "Rigoletto," conducted by Scott Bergeson, on Jan. 17 and 19. Faith Esham will be Gilda. Jon Garrison and Frederic Kalt will sing the Duke of Mantua on Jan. 17 and 19, respectively. Mark S. Doss will be Sparafucile.
January 19, 1989 |
For the opening of its brief, return engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center--seven performances, ending Sunday--New York City Opera presented Verdi's "Rigoletto" in a production first staged by Tito Capobianco in Lincoln Center last July. As a fresh look at a familiar masterpiece, Capobianco's latest "Rigoletto," seen on national television in September, has been called timid and uninspired. It lived up to that description in Segerstrom Hall Tuesday night.
February 4, 1989
I wish to differ with Times music critic Dan Cariaga in his appraisal of the cast in the "Rigoletto" performance at the Orange County Performing Arts Center ("N.Y. Company Opens Visit to Orange County With 'Rigoletto,' " Calendar, Jan. 19). I was there Jan. 17, and I felt the production lacked the bite, the intensity and the compelling urgency that makes for high drama. I do not share Cariaga's opinion that the orchestra played carefully and in admirable balance with the stage.
September 24, 1988 |
Citing "philosophical differences" over strategic direction and marketing style, two top officers have resigned from Osco Drugs, a subsidiary of Irvine-based American Stores. The change in command was announced Friday by Osco, which said its board had accepted the resignations. At a meeting last Tuesday, the board elected Richard A. Scott, formerly president of Osco Sav-on, as chairman and chief executive. He replaces Scott Bergeson.
October 9, 1993 |
Naivete can be fun. But it is hard, delicate work. It demands brains. There wasn't much fun, alas, at the New York State Theater on Thursday, when the New York City Opera staged Lukas Foss' "Griffelkin" as the second installment of its golden-anniversary "world premiere festival." Wait a minute. World premiere? In this instance, the label requires a bit of credibility stretching.