When I think of Wagnerian opera I think big – big sets, big ideas, and big voices – but in the production of The Flying Dutchman that just opened at Washington National Opera, only the voices were suitably Wagnerian big and robust. Everything else seemed intentionally scaled to say something more intimate and human. So […]
Archives for March 11, 2015
Imagine visiting a quirky French cafe you’ve had your eye on for awhile. The tables are nicely set, a woman with a lovely voice is strumming on a guitar in the corner, and next to her a man with smiling eyes is playing merrily on an accordion. Sounds pretty nice, right?
A most powerful, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying theatrical work blew into town from Portugal this past weekend in a double-bill by Mundo Perfeito. It was a shame that so few people saw it. The work of Mundo Perfeito under founder, artistic director, writer and actor Tiago Rodrigues is marked by an unusual intellectual heft and […]