20. September 2005 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

The San Francisco Classical Voice has their review of the opera.

In the pit, Anthony Quartuccio presides over a hardworking orchestra, which does equally well with the score’s variable nature, be it symphonic, folk, the blues or Broadway — all sounding pretty much the same, and very pleasant.

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Rubalcava, the Detwilers, and many of their colleagues make Opera San Jose a special place to hear still-young, already-accomplished singers on the stage.

The first quote makes me wonder a bit. I’m not sure “all sounding pretty much the same” is a good thing and “pleasant” is a word that has always troubled me. I have a feeling, though, that it’s supposed to sound like a compliment. Thoughts?
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