… And the reviews are in ….

(photo credit: Michael Cooper)

We had opening night Saturday for “From the House of the Dead
and a full gauntlet of reviews hit the various Toronto and area papers
Monday. The verdict is … A HIT!

Here’s a sampling of what the
critics had to say about our production:

A rare mixture of tenderness and cruelty. The Globe & Mail

A smashing success as an example of devastatingly dramatic music theater.  The Buffalo Evening News

Visiting a Siberian prison camp may not be ideal musical entertainment
for many people. But those who do take on the Canadian Opera Company’s
challenge will find a lot to love in this Toronto premiere
. The Toronto Star

Brilliant cast, director, conductor produce masterful opera. The Toronto Sun

All the gore is psychological, and the Canadian Opera Company has found
the unique greatness of this opera through candid and meaningful
The National Post

For the open-minded, this opera, by bravely seeking out the humanity in
those declared less than human, will be a vital, unforgettable
theatrical experience
Eye Weekly

… congratulations to all of us!  I’ll leave you with a picture from
the shower scene in Act II where the prisoners – in varying states of
dress (and undress .. i.e., naked) – shower. Com’on out and see us!
Seven performances left.

(photo credit: Michael Cooper)

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6 Responses to … And the reviews are in ….

  1. orchidgrass says:

    congras to you too! critics are not easily pleased

  2. kunhuo42 says:

    sounds like a great opera! i can’t wait for “flying dutchman”!

  3. Fatcat723 says:

    Congrats on the play. Reviews sounds excellent. I wish I was near then I would have a front row seat!!

  4. christao408 says:

    Contratulations on your positive reviews!  Wish I were a little closer so that I could catch a performance.

  5. ElusiveWords says:

    I don’t understand. All those reviews and not one word about you? I think you need to do a solo number to stand out amongst the rest of the crowd.

  6. whonose says:

    Looks interesting from the screenshots! Very intruiged!

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