Opera review

Impressive singing lifts Mascagni-Puccini double bill


South Florida Classical Review

Miami Lyric Opera presented its 90th performance over the weekend, an impressive achievement for a low-budget opera company that few expected to survive long past its 2004 founding.

Yet the company has established its niche in the South Florida arts scene, performing rarely heard works as well as standard repertoire, with reasonable ticket prices and often excellent singing.

Saturday’s performance at the Olympia Theater in downtown Miami was mixed, and the company has put on better versions of the two short operas on the program: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Puccini’s Suor Angelica.

Read the review at SouthFloridaClassicalReview.com.

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