A scene from Houston Grand Opera's "Rigoletto," directoed by Tomer Zvulun. Texas Classical Review says, "Michael Mayes was devastating in the title role of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” (photo credit:: Lynn Lane)

Atlanta artists out and about: New York, Houston, Sydney, Dallas

EarRelevant Staff | 30 OCT 2019

Prominent Atlanta artists often hit the media in other parts of the world. Here are four recent reviews of October shows which involved a few of the city’s prominent names:

NEW YORK CITY, New YorkTranscendent rarities and world premieres open the 2019 Momenta Festival · delarue | New York Music Daily, 16 OCT 2019. “In typical Momenta [Quuartet] fashion, they played a world premiere, Alvin Singleton‘s Hallelujah Anyhow.”

HOUSTON, TexasA stellar cast carries Houston Grand Opera’s flashy gangland Rigoletto ·: Steven Brown | Teas Classical Review, 19 OCT 2019 – “By updating Rigoletto to the 1920s or ’30s, stage director Tomer Zvulun gives a gangsterish twist to Giuseppe Verdi’s tale of men behaving badly.”

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SYDNEY, AustraliaReview: Donald Runnicles conducts Fauré’s Requiem · Justine Nguyen | Limelight, 24 OCT 2019 “Donald Runnicles offers up a rich and often exquisite meditation on death.”

DALLAS, TexasA Sea Symphony finally sails into Dallas, with a new Tsontakis violin concerto · Scott Cantrell | Dallas Morning News, 26 OCT 2019 – “Led by guest conductor Robert Spano, the DSO and Dallas Symphony Chorus gave a performance alternately thrilling and enchanting Friday night.”

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