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Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Short Version
Annoying night at the opera:
Conducting crude (at least in Act I)
Translation jokey in dumb ways
Gunn overparted. (Eugene B. was better at W.E.O.)
Of the leading principals, Stober was best, though not really distinctive; among the smaller roles, Pittsinger was so good he should have been bumped up to Sarastro (really) and Fedderly was good. Sierra: adorable. The Three Ladies were fine and so were the Three Spirits.