Critics and audiences are amazed at what they're hearing and experiencing in Wilmington thanks to OperaDelaware.
Anne Midgette, classical music critic for the Washington Post, had this to say about OperaDelaware's production of Amleto:
Opera Delaware mounted a solid production of “Amleto” (by E. Loren Meeker) with generic medieval costumes and an outstanding cast far better than many I’ve heard from companies with 20 times the funds. Throw in Barrese’s terrific conducting, and “Amleto” is not only a success story but an inspiration
Philly.com Classical Music Critic David Patrick Stearns wrote this:
It's a smart cast. And the singers and the creative team alike say this operatic Hamlet needs no apologies.
Christine Facciolo with WHYY's Newsworks writes:
More than 500 patrons are coming from beyond a 30-mile radius—the company is hoping to attract 1,000—including one devotee who will ride his motorcycle down from Canada to attend a matinee. The company has also attracted more than 800 new patrons.
Gail Obenreder with the News Journal had this to say:
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, has stormed gloriously into downtown Wilmington.
The unwavering vision of OperaDelaware General Director Brendan Cooke and his staff – as well as the passion of conductor Anthony Barrese to revive “Amleto” – have led this old-yet-new work to Wilmington, resulting in a riveting and unforgettable evening.
The story behind this opera is fascinating - take a look at this:
I am so proud of the work being done by Brendan Cooke and the whole team at OperaDelaware. Downtown Wilmington is simply the place to be for arts and culture.
P.S. To learn more about this incredible organization (and to get tickets to an upcoming performance), click here.