REVIEW: “La Traviata” at Panopera

by Fred Baumgarten Panopera’s presentation of La Traviata at the Academy of Music in Northampton straddled the line between professional quality and amateur production. On the strength of some good singing, sincerity, and charm, let’s call it a win. La Traviata (roughly, “The Fallen One”), arguably Giuseppe Verdi’s most popular opera and certainly his most breezily tuneful, tells…

Mahaiwe Theatre Presents Chris Botti in October

Plus Met Opera and London’s National Theatre HD broadcasts,  a children’s puppetry show, and two movies Great Barrington, Mass.— The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti on Saturday, October 6 at 8:00pm. “We are thrilled to welcome the incredible trumpeter Chris Botti back to the Mahaiwe stage,” says…

Panopera Presents “La Traviata” at the Northampton Academy of Music

Panopera presents LA TRAVIATA Friday, September 14 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 PM Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton Panopera, Western Massachusetts artist-led regional opera company, presents Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, one of his most beloved and enduring works: the story of a powerful and successful woman facing her mortality and struggling…