Riding on empty

Two atmospheric but bleak works provide a musical illustration of the notion that misery loves company. 

Razors, edge

Curtis Opera ventured Sweeney Todd.

Trouble in paradise

Although Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti is always categorized as an opera, the piece certainly has one foot planted firmly in his jazzy musical-theater style.

Back to the beach

Were La Rondine an IQ test, I’d be in trouble.