Monday, October 27, 2008
Memphis Traviata review
Here's a link to our review in the Commercial Appeal. With a fair amount of consistency, we get hit by doing standard repertoire and praised for doing things that are unusual. For a company our size, we do a lot of unusual stuff, but we have to balance it with standards that sell single tickets. We hire our local favorite diva, Kallen Esperian, exactly every other season. I wonder if large opera companies annoy their reviewers for hiring Renee Fleming or Deborah Voigt nearly every year.
From my perspective, it was one of the better evenings of opera we have done here, which is good enough for me.