Internationally renown soprano Deborah Voigt made a surprise entrance during the OnStage Gala at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House Saturday night.
Classical violinist Joshua Bell is, much like his treasured instrument, one of a kind. Not only is he an esteemed performer in all classical circles, but something of a pop culture phenomenon. In his new record, Bell recreates the magic of performing with a room full of talented friends by producing a string of duets as diverse but uniform as the colors of the evening sky.
The last time I experienced acoustics as perfect as those of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House was in the summer of 1969, when I saw a performance of the play “Antigone” in the 15,000 seat outdoor theater in Epidaurus, Greece, one of the most acoustically perfect spots on the planet.
It took me about 30 pages to get into a rhythm with “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” but once I did, I found it charming, heart-warming and full of good will.