Wednesday, October 11, 2006

WSJ disses 'Sophie's Choice'

Wall Street Journal opera writer Heidi Waleson criticizes the new opera "Sophie's Choice" by composer Nicholas Maw in a review in Wednesday's Journal (it's a paid site, so I can't link to it.) Waleson says the story is a poor choice for an opera and that the flashbacks work better in the Meryl Street movie than in the opera, which had its premiere last month at the Washington National Opera. Waleson says the music, "while attractive and sometimes dramatic, is more illustrative than gripping."

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