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Syracuse Opera’s “María de Buenos Aires”: A fitful, incoherent dream set to the tune of tango

Syracuse Opera’s “María de Buenos Aires”: A fitful, incoherent dream set to the tune of tango

María de Buenos Aires Who: Syracuse Opera Where: 411 Montgomery St, Syracuse, NY Review by Sarah Hope Syracuse Opera’s production of Astor Piazzolla’s “María de Buenos Aires” is a confusing collection of truly great performances, held together poorly by a poetic but frustratingly ambiguous libretto.  First performed at Sala Planeta in Buenos Aires in May 1968, “María … Continue reading

Scrooge and Co. return triumphant to Syracuse Stage

Scrooge and Co. return triumphant to Syracuse Stage

A Christmas Carol Who: Syracuse Stage Where: 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY When: Through December 29th Tickets:  $30 – $54. Children (under 18): $20. Under 40: $35 all tickets, all performances. SU students: $20 all performances. Review by Miriam Taylor “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor,” said Charles Dickens in his … Continue reading

SU Drama’s “Translations” is an exhibition of love and miscommunication.

SU Drama’s “Translations” is an exhibition of love and miscommunication.

Translations Who: SU Drama Where: 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY When: Through November 23rd Tickets: $17 (Senior and Students), $19 (Adults) Review by Max O’Connell The inability to communicate is a major recurring theme in the works of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, and it defines Translations, the 1980s play by “Irish Chekhov” Brian Friel. Friel’s play is filled with … Continue reading

Science-Fiction and Dystopia Come to Syracuse in Rarely Done Productions’s “The World of Ray Bradbury”

Science-Fiction and Dystopia Come to Syracuse in Rarely Done Productions’s “The World of Ray Bradbury”

The World of Ray Bradbury Who: Rarely Done Productions  Where: 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse, NY When: Through November 23rd Tickets: $20 Review by Nicholas Schmiedicker The World of Ray Bradbury is a series of three, vignette-style plays based on the short stories, The Pedestrian, The Veldt, and To the Chicago Abyss. Each follows the typical Bradbury model, a science … Continue reading

Two world premieres bring historical resonance to Hendricks Chapel

Two world premieres bring historical resonance to Hendricks Chapel

“Purchase of Manhattan” and “Whistling Vessels”  Who: Brent Michael Davids and Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann Where: Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University When: Sunday, November 10th Review by Sarah Hope Native American composer Brent Michael Davids’ new concert opera, Purchase of Manhattan, premiered Sunday at Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University to an attentive and enthusiastic audience. The concert, “Ancient Voices, Contemporary Contexts,” … Continue reading