Opera News reviews Death and the Powers

The venerable Opera News has just come out with its review of the world premiere performance of Death and the Powers. Critic Stephen J. Mudge lauds the production for providing “an evening of captivating electronic invention.” He seems particularly taken with the “soaring finale for Miranda, marvelously sung by soprano Joélle Harvey, and the witty ensemble writing for the three visiting dignitaries, who report on the world crisis.”

The review also compliments the performers and direction: “The cast was led by the pungent baritone of James Maddalena as Simon Powers, with tenor Hal Cazalet in strong form as the mutant Nicholas and a sensual mezzo contribution from Patricia Risley as Evvy. The singers and director Paulus found convincing humanity in this world of gadgetry, and they fully deserved the enthusiastic welcome of the public at the first night.”

Read the full review.

 

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