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My overall impression
I do enjoy some stagings of opera, although I’m more of a new composer buff. That was why I was intrigued to see Aesopera, and I can’t say I was disappointed.
The music swept me up into the stories, and the very talented actors/singers kept me there. Although I found some of the staging at odds with the meat of the story (especially in Frogs), I was very impressed with the voices I found, and the acting of several of the performers was simply outstanding.
Like several of the other “reviewers,” I was especially taken with The Fisher and the Wishes and The Inventor and the Riddles, but must admit a tear in my eye at the end of Queen, and over the sad plight of the lion in Wood Nymphs.
Really, an exceptional day at the theater. Thank you to Southern Cali Lyric Theater for making it available to us.