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A little bit of this opera goes a long way

A little bit of this opera goes a long way

November 11, 2015
National

"Minimal. Minimal to the max. And so very, very modern.

No one who sat through Pyramus and Thisbe at the Four Seasons Centre could question the contemporary credentials of the Canadian Opera Company. The interest of the house in producing music drama of lasting value? Here there is room for debate.

The composer of this monumentally static 50-minute exercise in avoiding any of the virtues we normally equate with opera is Barbara Monk Feldman, a composer of Canadian birth who learned her craft from the late American minimalist Morton Feldman, whom she married and, on this evidence, never ceased to emulate..."

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