09 Apr 2007
A Grand Work On a Miniature Scale
BY FRED KIRSHNIT [NY Sun, 9 April 2007]
Selecting the greatest of all works for the operatic stage may be a fool's errand, but choosing the most delightful is relatively easy. That laurel wreath must go to the Grand Pooh–Bah of all comedies, Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," a show that was a smash at its premiere in 1885 and has been an audience favorite in both professional and amateur productions ever since. On Saturday, the Amato Opera preserved that winning tradition.