An opera with an unwieldy title based on Tolstoy’s War and Peace seemed an unlikely crowd-pleaser, but I was thrilled when I saw it Off-Broadway, first at Ars Nova in 2012, and again in a circus tent in 2013. When they announced a Broadway run, however, I wondered how they could possibly pull it off.
Archives for November 14, 2016
Carousel at Arena Stage (review)
When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high./ And don’t be afraid of the dark. At the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky. And the sweet, silver song of a lark. Walk on through the wind/Walk on through the rain/Though your dreams be tossed and blown. Walk on, walk on/With […]
Daughter of the Regiment at Washington National Opera (review)
Whenever I attend an opera, I always try to ask myself, “if this were the first opera I were seeing, would I enjoy this performance?” After a quarter-century of seeing them, sometimes that first time perspective can be hard to find. But the Washington National Opera’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment (Daughter of the […]