CMU School of Drama

Monday, July 17, 2017

Review: Cross-dressing and miscommunications abound in Pittsburgh Festival Opera's "Xerxes"

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Opera companies in Pittsburgh don’t generally build their productions around an individual singer.

Then again, Andrey Nemzer, the poster child for Pittsburgh Festival Opera, is not your typical performer. The Russian-born countertenor won the company’s first Mildred Miller International Voice Competition in 2011. Then, he took his talents to a national stage, with a victory at the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions and performances on the Met’s stage.

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