The performance’s excellent musicianship and many amusing moments were at the service of a relevant evening of commentary on the lighter side of the current news cycle.
The Rosenbergs is small in scope but large in ambition; it is an accomplished and moving opera that demands attention.
A thoroughly charismatic Fairy Queen from start to finish, well-prepared, fulgently delivered, and received by a packed house with well-earned warmth.
It would have been wonderful to have seen either a faithful version of Threepenny Opera in German or a boldly conceived contemporary version.
“You can be certain that when the show begins and you hear “Mack the Knife,” the choreography will suggest scenes of slashing and murdering.”
For my taste, too much of the stage action during Friday’s performance was stiff and shopworn.
Saturday’s performance ranked among Odyssey Opera’s finest and most artistically satisfying undertakings.
Chock-full of truly delightful music, the production scores as yet another BEMF opera triumph.
By opting to set Figaro as a straight comedy, Cucchi’s production glossed over the opera’s subversive edge.
The stellar BEMF team whips up a holiday confection that’s worth catching year after year.