Tag: verdi

Macbeth at Lyric: Blood, blood everywhere and not a drop to drink

photo by Robert Kusel
Lyric’s production of Verdi’s Macbeth was not a total tragedy, managing to combine a tragic plot, rousing choruses, and circus aerials into a production worthy of half the audience standingly ovating. For me, the performance induced cognitive dissonance.  Verdi’s opera, like Shakespeare’s play, takes place in Scotland, though you wouldn’t know it by the music,... Read more »

review: Avalon quartet

Nobody likes to be walked in on; nobody likes to walk in on somebody.  Ok, there are a few for both, but for me, it felt awkward to walk in on someone Thursday night.  Nothing bathroom or carnal about it, I walked in on someone having an experience even better than sex: the Avalon Quartet.... Read more »