No, we don’t really need another “Orpheus” opera. Or, rather, we don’t need this one.
While one sympathized with Matthew Aucoin’s urge to add his voice to the Orpheus canon it was difficult to figure out how his work complemented Gluck’s.
Matthew Aucoin’s Crossing depicts Walt Whitman’s experience serving wounded soldiers in a DC infirmary and chronicles the period’s tragic effects.
Tenor Paul Appleby’s onstage persona is as American as apple crisp, and he possesses the untroubled confidence of a politician.
Jarrett Ott is a star. That is the only surprise takeaway from the well-intended snore, Cold Mountain.