Opera Today is pleased to publish reviews of this work by
five students of Dr. Olga Haldey, a frequent contributor to this site. Each of
these reviews provides a unique perspective on the merits of the work and its
performance. These reviews are:
Opera Today congratulates each of these writers and, of course, Dr.
Haldey in affording them with an important educational opportunity. Writing
about music generally, and opera in particular, is difficult because its
essential task is to translate the language of music and to describe the
elements of the theatrical experience into words that are meaningful to the
reader. Critical reception of music, moreover, significantly shapes the
cultural discourse. The teaching of informed critical writing, then, goes far
in influencing our aesthetic values in the present and over time.
Additional details regarding this production may be found here.