It’s a term that makes some in our audience leap to their feet with excitement while others immediately grit their teeth and dig in their heels. Anne Midgette of The Washington Post has some interesting observations about recent efforts to make opera more contemporary.
If you don’t have all day, read the great quote from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang--then skip to the last paragraph for the gist of what Ms. Midgette is saying.
Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of Marketing, The Dallas Opera