A Solo From The Pit
A Solo From The Pit

A Solo From The Pit NYC Reviews and Tickets

(17 Reviews)
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Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing, Quirky

About the Show

Musician Elias Faingersh plays us through a comedic crash course in finding operatic (and personal) meaning, as he recounts his decision to leave a coveted position at the Metropolitan Opera in this solo show.

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Loud, Unenlightened, Talented musician

See it if you love trombone, but it's painfully over-amplified. Some fun opera discussion and melodies. Uses musical repeater for back-up.

Don't see it if you want truly funny patter (SOLO is lame) or dislike misogyny. Even 60mn is too long. Opens w off-putting song. Not esp'ly moving/inspiring Read more

Masterful, Refreshing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see something new, fresh, original and inspiring. Plus you might just learn something about opera.

Don't see it if You don’t like original music or hearing about other people’s journeys in life.

Critic Reviews (2)

Orlando Sentinel
May 14th, 2018
For a previous production

“Delightfully entertaining...Faingersh is a virtuoso trombonist...In his very funny one-man show, the musician uses story lines and music from familiar operas...to recall his life, face his fears and explain his choices...The joy of this production is that it introduces you to a new world, it lets you experience someone else’s passion, it surprises you, it just might teach you something about yourself. Oh, and it’s a little weird, too.”
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Orlando Weekly
May 21st, 2018
For a previous production

“Experiencing a virtuoso trombonist...alone would be worth your Fringe bucks, but Faingersh...adds lively storytelling and musical humor to his one-man show...Faingersh’s musical style is unique...One-man shows can skew overwrought, but the tone is refreshingly light. The ‘follow your dreams’ message is deployed with charming practicality. Unfortunately, Faingersh’s final exhortation was the only audio in this show that I could not clearly hear...I left feeling lifted and entertained.”
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