Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

Back to Catfish Row…or is it "Avenue" now?

by tdoadmin

Stephen Sondheim is excoriating the decision to revise portions of George Gershwin’s always controversial masterpiece, “Porgy & Bess,” in a new production opening at American Repertory Theatre. However, longtime critic for the “Philadelphia Inquirer,” David Patrick Stearns, thinks the original will stand–not because the revisions aren’t any good–but because the tried-and-true ending simply works better. It’s […]

Back to Catfish Row…or is it “Avenue” now?

by Suzanne Calvin

Stephen Sondheim is excoriating the decision to revise portions of George Gershwin’s always controversial masterpiece, “Porgy & Bess,” in a new production opening at American Repertory Theatre. However, longtime critic for the “Philadelphia Inquirer,” David Patrick Stearns, thinks the original will stand–not because the revisions aren’t any good–but because the tried-and-true ending simply works better. It’s […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, part 20

by Megan Meister

This afternoon I was invited to attend a workshop for the first act of a new opera, OSCAR,   that will premiere in Santa Fe in the summer of 2013, that has been commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera and Opera Company of Philadelphia. The composer is Theodore Morrison, who was for many years on the […]