Review: The children’s opera “The Secret of the Black Spider” is scary enough for the kids without boring the adults.
When Michael found himself in the elevator with the right guy at Oper Leipzig, he thought he’d take a shot and told him he had written a song cycle. As he continued his pitch, it took a while for him to realize the answer had been “yes.”
“From the moment one walks into Leipzig’s Musikalische Komödie (MuKo), the mood is set with crashing waves and a thundering drum roll for The Count of Monte Cristo.” Catch it this Saturday or Sunday for the last time this season.
Though unimpressed with its Regietheater component, our classical music reviewer was largely impressed with the singing and recommends the opera as a good, accessible introduction to Wagner. Last performance of the season: 27 May at Oper Leipzig.
The Pirates of Penzance, playing at the Musikalische Komödie of Leipzig, features superb singing and acting of a British comic opera classic in German.
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