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James Gill

Some purists wonder whether opera companies should produce operettas. Madison Opera’s scintillating production of “A Little Night Music" proves why they should. Read more

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James Gill

Madison Opera delivers a passionate and lavish double bill of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci.” It plays once more on Nov. 4. Read more

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James Gill

Strong performances and superb production make Madison Opera’s “Florencia en el Amazonas” an excellent season-ender. Read more

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James Gill

Powerful mezzo-soprano Aleks Romano really grabs the listener’s ears and eyes in Madison Opera’s revival of “Carmen” at Overture Hall. Read more

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Dominic Mercier

A full house jammed into Overture’s Capitol Theater Feb. 10 for opening night of Madison Opera’s production of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” an opera that explores the highs and lows in the life of the iconic jazz saxophonist and composer. Read more

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Anja Tanner

Tenor Joshua Stewart plays the ghost of saxophonist/composer Charlie Parker in Madison Opera’s production of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird.” The chamber opera has its Midwest premiere at Overture Center’s Capitol Theater Feb. 10 and 12. Read more

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James Gill

Madison Opera’s “Romeo and Juliet” is a timely reminder of how irrational hatred can destroy the world. It features a strong cast, including Madison favorite Emily Birsan as Juliet. Read more

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James Gill

"Tales of Hoffmann,” based on three separate stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann, it includes fantastical characters and a surreal plot. Madison Opera’s production is perhaps the company’s finest achievement under the reign of general director Kathryn Smith. Read more

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Dominic Mercier

Favorites from Gounod and Mozart bookend a Midwestern premiere in Madison Opera’s just-announced 2016-17 season. Read more

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James Gill

Madison Opera successfully tackles a contemporary opera with an absorbing production of “Little Women.” Read more

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James Gill

"La Bohème," the story of love and loss among the poor artists of 19th-century Paris, is a surefire hit. But a production like Madison Opera's really brings its beauty and power to fullest life. Read more

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James Gill

A splendid cast and orchestra are featured in Madison Opera’s hilarious but overwrought “Barber of Seville.” Read more

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