A delightful tale of a servant and her prince… glass slippers and fairy godmothers not included

by Yayra Sanchez, Lister Reviewer On September 17th, Center Stage Opera (CSO) kicked off their 12th Season with a production of Gioachino Rossini’s masterpiece, La Cenerentola. The Performing Arts Center of Reseda High School became the setting for this marvelous tale as the audience found their seats, eager to enjoy the adaptation of this beloved … Read more

Center Stage Opera’s ‘Carmen’ takes Seville… to the Madrid, and with style

by Carolyn Val-Schmidt, guest reviewer Olé to the Center Stage Opera’s Carmen, which was magnifíque! The San Fernando Valley’s Madrid Theatre was packed with enthusiastic audience members for the final production of their 2014-2015 season and the culmination of the 10th year for the diverse and growing company. Co-artistic director Dylan Thomas directed and stage managed this snappy presentation, … Read more

Center Stage Opera’s Butterfly

When I drove up to the Madrid Theatre on Saturday night, June 7, to see Center Stage Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly, people were milling around outside before the performance, filling the sidewalk and spilling over onto the street. The show was sold out, with assigned seating for all tickets, allowing patrons to benefit from … Read more

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