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25 Oct 2006

A minimalist opera now too smoothed over

teslatower.png(Photo: Andreja Maričić)
By David Patrick Stearns [Philadelphia Inquirer, 25 October 2006]

NEW YORK - The clearer experimental theater becomes, the more its poetic allure is threatened.

That threat was ever present last week when Violet Fire, a minimalist opera about electricity wizard Nikola Tesla, emerged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music after a workshop two years ago at Temple University.

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