Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A Synonym for 4 Stars: NOW Magazine's 4N Review

NOW Magazine's Jon Kaplan weighs in on A Synonym for Love with a 4N review. Here are the highlights:

John Kaplan

Tracy Smith Bessette (Clori)
photo by John Lauener
You've probably never had a cardio workout when listening to opera, unless you're plugged into an iPod recording while on the treadmill. But A Synonym for Love, a striking Underground/Opera production presented by Volcano Theatre and Classical Music Consort, will have you running from room to room and up and down stairs at the Gladstone Hotel....


The production, directed by Ross Manson and conducted by Ashiq Aziz, is an exhilarating one, and not just because of the exercise involved. The three singers are emotionally and dramatically committed to their roles...Manson's direction is often inventive...

A Synonym for Love is Handel for today, a love story without a resolution, told with a modern sensibility and gorgeous melodies. It's the most original show in town.

Read the full review here.

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