Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Media Roundup, Mary Magdalene

Updated multiple times.

Mark Adamo has a few comments of his own posted at his web site.

Ranging from modified rapture to, ah, very, very negative:
No link to David Littlejohn's expected WSJ review yet. Georgia Rowe's Contra Costa Times article, which I originally listed above, is a preview, not a review.

1 comment:

CruzSF said...

I look forward to reading your extended thoughts on this opera. I wonder how they will have changed (if at all) with the passage of a few weeks. For myself, I prepared for the worst, given the scathing reviews, but for some reason the work touched me. Cooke and Burden were outstanding, and I didn't have a problem with the sung footnotes (I interpreted them as self-deprecating commentary by Adamo on his own earnestness and laughed along with other audience members). I didn't care for the rhyming verse of the libretto but was able to look past it. (I do hope Adamo gives up his preference for rhyming in his next project). Overall, I found the production thought-provoking, even if it was more intellectual than emotional. I enjoyed it so much, in fact, that I attended the second performance for which I had a ticket, forgoing the opportunity to exchange it for another night at Hoffmann.