I thought the music was OUTSTANDING, and congratulations go out to conductor Bryan Nies and the rest of the orchestra. I went straight home and downloaded every piece of music from the opera I could find. And, okay, I also watched Bugs Bunny again as well.

Even after an entire year of unexpectedly enjoying the opera, I never thought I would say this, but for a really fun evening out, go see The Barber of Seville. I even recommend taking your family, your entire family, and that includes the young ones.

This is from the “Opera Novice” and you can read the entire thing here.


  1. Hi Patty,

    Wife & I were there for yesterday’s (Sunday’s) matinee performance, sitting in the mezzanine. Great singing, great sound from the pit…all good (translation: superb!!!) Congratulations on bringing off this wonderful masterpiece to perfection.



  2. What fun to read this, John! I’m so glad you and your wife enjoyed it!

    As you could probably see, I don’t do a lot of playing on this particular opera; I feel a bit left out, in fact, once we finish with the overture … but it’s still great fun. :-)

    Thanks for commenting and letting me know what you thought!