Tag Archive for David Pittsinger

Jan. 9 Met (Live): Les Contes d’Hoffmann

A paucity of memorable stage moments in the Met’s ‘Tales of Hoffmann’

David Rubin reviews the final dress rehearsal of the reprise of the 2009 Bartlett Sher production and finds that the director lacks a strong point of view

By David Rubin

The first question to ask about any performance of Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann is which version of the piece was performed. The opera was left unfinished at the composer’s death in 1880; there is no accepted critical edition…

July 13 Glimmerglass: Camelot

Glimmerglass premiere of ‘Camelot’ chivalrous, but hardly a knight to remember

David Pittsinger, as King Arthur, provided most of the magic in this pleasant but unspectacular production of the Lerner and Loewe musical

By David Abrams

Francesca Zambello’s courageous marketing decision to produce a blockbuster Broadway musical each season is not without its challenges…

July 10 Glimmerglass: Medea

Alexandra Deshorties carves indelible image as the wily sorceress in Glimmerglass’s ‘Medea’

The Canadian soprano slinks around the stage and delivers a jaw-dropping vocal performance not likely to be forgotten anytime soon

By David Rubin

To open its 2011 season, the Glimmerglass Festival outside Cooperstown, New York offered two French operas with strong (and nasty) women…