Minnesota Opera’s stab at boosting revenue with extra performances of something surefire never caught fire.
Joel Puckett and Minnesota Opera hit it out of the park.
The chaos is nonstop, the comedy is broad and physical, and requires a large ensemble of singers who can execute Rossinian polysyllabic patter while taking pratfalls.
The Manchurian Candidate is indeed operatic: outsized characters, a doomed love story and a narrative fraught with suspense.
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