Adaptation

Adaptations include orchestral reductions (The Clever One by Carl Orff (17 Players), The Perfect American by Philip Glass), the creation of new stories within works (Maria de Buenos Aires), revised or new stories (Winterreise, The Fairy Queen, The Diary of Anne Frank), and new reduced stage versions (Macbeth by Ernest Bloch - 110 minute one act for 7 singers,  Medea by Luigi Cherubini - 95 minute one act for 7 singers).

A production of a Peter Lieberson work intended to evoke traditional Tibetan storytelling benefits from Andreas Mitisek's staging. Mitisek's modest staging and the two effective narrators demonstrated that there really is theater implied in every second of "Gesar."

Mark Swed LA Times