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).

It’s a powerful interpretation that gives the opera a new dramatic arc while making a hard-hitting political statement. The all-important musical through-line (the opera was conducted by Mitisek himself) is maintained, as Piazzolla’s tangos lilt, slither, slide, and occasionally scream,...

Jim Farber San Francisco Classical Voice