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Lucia di Lammermoor, 2009
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Reviews and Articles

Read the buzz below about Opera New Jersey's current season, or visit our Archives for past seasons!

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2010 Season

"Princeton-based Opera New Jersey, now under Richard Russell's leadership, has for some years provided quality summer opera to regional audiences..."
Opera News (David Shengold)
September 2010

"Opera New Jersey’s Don Pasquale is lovable despite being self-absorbed"
Philadelphia Inquirer (David Patrick Stearns)
July 21, 2010

"Opera New Jersey’s Production of “Don Pasquale" Brings Humorous Absurdity to the Stager"
Town Topics (Nancy Plum)
July 21, 2010

"Superior singing: Love, youth and one traffic-stopping soprano in 'Don Pasquale'"
The Star Ledger (Ronni Reich)
July 20, 2010

"Audiences will leave Opera New Jersey’s current production in a state of exhilarationt"
Packet Publications (Michael Redmond)
July 15, 2010

"Opera Review: 'Don Giovanni'"
US-1 (Elaine Strauss)
July 14, 2010

"Men Take Notice, Mozart’s “Don Giovanni" Proves That Virtue Ultimately Wins Out"
Town Topics (Nancy Plum)
July 14, 2010

"Opera New Jersey season opens with witty 'Don Giovanni'"
The Star Ledger (Ronni Reich)
July 13, 2010

"A 'Don Giovanni' with theatrical presence"
Philadelphia Inquirer (David Patrick Stearns)
July 13, 2009

"Opera New Jersey's baritone rises to a special challenge as Mozart’s famous seducer"
The Star Ledger (Ronni Reich)
July 11, 2010

"PRINCETON: Spotlight: 'Stars of the future' at Opera New Jersey "
Packet Publications (Phyllis Spiegel Special Writer)
July 9, 2010

"Crime and Punishment
Opera New Jersey opens its summer season with Mozart’s darkly comic drama ‘Don Giovanni’ "

Packet Publications (Megan Sullivan)
July 7, 2010

"Richard Russell Appointed General Director of Opera New Jersey"
Opera News
April 9, 2010

"Opera New Jersey Has New Director"
The Star Ledger (Ronni Reich)
April 9, 2010

"Opera Company Names New General Director"
Town Topics
April 9, 2010

"Staged opera returns to the Lyric with 'Carmen' "
Baltimore Sun (Tim Smith)
February 15, 2010

"Kirstin Chávez soars as last-minute star of Opera New Jersey production"
The Star Ledger (Ronni Reich)
February 11, 2010

"Carmen Turns Up the Heat in the Winter With Opera New Jersey, NJSO Production"
Town Topics (Nancy Plum)
February 10, 2010

"Opera New Jersey and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
deliver a brilliant ‘Carmen’ that breaks new ground "

New Jersey Newsroom (Stuart Duncan)
February 9, 2010

"The Voices Again Ring Out - Baltimore Opera Chorus reunites for 'Carmen' production at the Lyric"
Baltimore Sun (Tim Smith)
February 7, 2010

"Mezzo-soprano a fill-in for role she seems destined to perform"
The Star Ledger (Ronni Reich)
February 4, 2010

Opera New Jersey Makes a Fast Switch for 'Carmen'
US-1 (Elaine Strauss)
February 3, 2010

"Denyce Graves withdraws from N.J. production of 'Carmen' due to illness"
The Star Ledger (Peggy McGlone)
January 28, 2010

"Kirstin Chávez, Luis Ledesma, Richard Leech to Perform Carmen for Opera New Jersey"
Theater Mania (Andy Propst)
January 28, 2010

Bizet's Carmen | Feb. 5-12, 2010 | Opera New Jersey & NJSO
Musical America
January 20, 2010

"Kirstin Chávez is New Jersey Carmen Feb. 5-12"
PlaybillArts.com
January 5, 2010

2009 Season

"Opera New Jersey turns a wonderful triple play "
New Jersey Newsroom (Stuart Duncan)
July 16, 2009

"League of Their Own
Opera New Jersey takes Princeton by storm"

Packet Publications (Michael Redmond)
July 15, 2009

"Review: Lucia di Lammermoor "
US-1 Newspaper (Elaine Strauss)
July 15, 2009

"A problematic Mozart work gets a solid performance"
Philadelphia Inquirer (David Patrick Stearns)
July 14, 2009

"Soprano breathes new life into Donizetti's crazed Lucia"
Philadelphia Inquirer (Diana Burgwyn)
July 14, 2009

"Opera New Jersey updates Gilbert and Sullivan with new 'Mikado "
The Star- Ledger (Ronni Reich)
July 13, 2009

"No vacation plans? Globe-trot with Opera New Jersey"
The Courier Post (Dave Allen)
July 6, 2009

"Love, Loss, and Brilliant Music
Opera New Jersey's summer season preserves and skewers tradition"

Packet Publications (Anthony Stoeckert)
July 2, 2009

"Opera NJ Moves Seamlessly from Tragedy to Comedy "
US-1 Newspaper (Elaine Strauss)
July 1, 2009

"Reviews: Die Fledermaus "
Opera News (David Shengold)
February, 2009

"Reviews: Die Fledermaus "
US-1 Newspaper (Elaine Strauss)
February 18, 2009

"Die Fledermaus - This romp from Opera New Jersey is just what the doctor ordered"
The Princeton Packet (Michael Redmond)
February 17, 2009

"Opera New Jersey Brings a Spirited Die Fledermaus production to McCarter"
Town Topics (Nancy Plum)
February 17, 2009

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