Gianni Schicchi Review
“The vibrancy of the Hill neighborhood seems to only increase. Recently St. Ambrose Church has partnered with Gina Galati’s Winter Opera for productions held inside the church sanctuary, thus creating a cultural beacon for the entire St. Louis community. The current mounting of Puccini’s beloved one-act knockout, Gianni Schicchi, performed to an enthusiastic capacity crowd.” – Gary Scott, KDHX
Read the rest of the review here: http://kdhx.org/arts/theater-reviews/gianni-schicchi?print=1&tmpl=component
Winter Opera focuses on singing in ‘Werther’
“Winter Opera St. Louis — formerly New Opera St. Louis — put its focus squarely where it belongs, on the music, in last weekend’s production of Jules Massenet’s Romantic tragedy “Werther,” staged at Missouri Baptist University’s theater.” – Sarah Bryan Miller, Post-Dispatch Classical Music Critic
Read the rest of her review here: http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/reviews/article_59aa233c-cf57-5b0d-8970-00270ce3c76c.html.
“Under the leadership of its founding director Gina Galati, Winter Opera continues to grow and offer welcome productions–as its name implies–to audiences longing for the summer’s more numerous operatic offerings. The productions are professional, clearly well-rehearsed, and accompanied by a small but outstanding orchestral ensemble, without which any operatic production is sorely hampered. The current production was staged at the Pillsbury Arts Center at Missouri Baptist University.” – Gary Scott, KDHX
The review in its whole can be found here: http://kdhx.org/arts/theater-reviews/werther?print=1&tmpl=component