Mystery score

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Sunday, March 03, 2013

The Secret Garden Media Roundup

My review of Nolan Gasser's new opera, The Secret Garden, is posted at Chicago Classical Review. I will have a lot more to say about it but that has to wait a day or so. In the meantime, this posting will contain links to my and other reviews.
  • Lisa Hirsch, Chicago Classical Review. Sunk by the libretto and insufficiently varied music.
  • Opera Tattler
  • Richard Scheinin, Mercury News. Rich describes the musical issues in more detail than I did. I think the libretto causes many of the problems, but he's right on.
  • Joshua Kosman, Chron, likes it better than Rich and I did, finding the music more appealing and the libretto less of a problem.
  • Janos Gereben, SFCV, who is equivocal

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