22 Feb 2006
In Tiny Quarters, Pomp and a Grandness of Spirit
By ANNE MIDGETTE [NY Times, 22 February 2006]
Opera inspires a rare kind of fanatical love. There are many small theater companies in New York, but I know of none solely devoted to producing, say, the works of Shakespeare in lovingly homemade productions. Yet there is a long tradition in this city of a genre a friend of mine has dubbed "garage opera," meaning opera produced in very small spaces by people who love it so much they have determined to find a way to make it themselves.