|Rossini - Tancredi - Opera Southwest|
This year's production of Rossini's Tancredi, was conducted by Anthony Barrese and directed by David Bartholemew, with Heather Johnson as Tancredi, Lindsay Ohse as Amenaide and Heath Huberg as Argirio. The production used Rossini's revised, tragic, ending to the opera rather than the lieto fine which was given at the work's premiere. Judging from the photographs it was a very handsome production, with costumes borrowed from Santa Fe Opera's production of Rossini's Maometto II and sets (by Dahl Delu) based on dramatic projections (a relative innovation for the company and one which has won them plaudits. You can read more in Charles Jernigan's review on the Opera Journal website.
I understand that the company has it sights on Rossini's Guillaume Tell, so perhaps a trip to Albuquerque is in order.