Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nico Muhly's "Dark Sisters"-- My Review at Opera Pulse

Photo by Richard Termine
Courtesy Gotham Chamber Opera
I’m not of one mind when it comes to opera plots being ripped from the headlines. “Law and Order” style opera plots seem to me to be very much like Movies of the Week or the ABC Afterschool Special. I’ve been waiting for an opera based on “I Think My Name is Steven” or “Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack.” But we live in an age when jukebox musicals top the charts in Broadway revenues and each decade gets its own remake of “A Very Brady Christmas”. (Each starring Florence Henderson, who must have a painting in her attic or something. But I digress.)

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Ed Beveridge said...

I couldn't bear Two Boys. I thought it was ghastly...