Another Review of Émilie and Video

This weekend I travelled to Charleston, SC to see all three operas offered by the Spoleto Festival USA - Émilie (Saariaho), The Magic Flute (Mozart) and The Medium (Menotti).  Kaija Saariaho's monodrama Émilie had been criticized for it's lack of dramatic impetus, but I found the interior drama of Émilie du Châtelet to be extremely compelling, expressive yet obviously contrived with the [...]

Jimmy Paulk’s Review of the Spoleto Festival: Filling Atlanta’s Gaps…

When the Atlanta Journal-Constitution down-sized and released several of its arts critics a few years ago,  the critics created their own online forum in which to publish their assessments of Atlanta arts events.  I regularly read http://www.ArtsCriticATL.com because I enjoy Pierre Ruhe's reports of classical music in our southern city.  Below I've pasted a link to Jimmy Paulk's review of [...]