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Lady of The Castle

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Absorbing, Complex music, Exquisite, Funny

About the show

Theater for the New City revives this ghostly, post-Holocaust chamber opera about illusion, reality, love, betrayal, death, and hope. More…

The evening begins with a 20-minute curtain raiser: Seymour Barab’s raucous, off-color opera vaudeville 'From Oy to Vey,' followed by the main event. 'Lady of the Castle' picks up two years after the Holocaust in an old European castle. Is there a young Jewish girl still hidden there? Inspired by a true story and Leah Goldberg’s Israeli play of the same name, Mira J. Spektor's opera was originally commissioned and presented by Theater for the New City in 1982.

Member Reviews (4)


Intelligent, Absorbing, Complex music, Exquisite, Funny
Avg Score

Absorbing, Great singing, Intense, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You would like a small talented opera about Nazi survivors in English that is not too long.

Don't see it if Opera isn't your thing even though this is in English with quite a lot of spoken dialogue so the story isn't hard to follow.

Complex music, Great voices, Interesting storyline, Operatic, Worthy addition to genre

See it if appreciate great voices singing interesting opera fare with a decent context & storyline, live musicians & decent production values

Don't see it if no interest in opera or traveling to TFTNC

Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Well worth seeing,; based on a true story. Fantastic flute player. Excellent singing

Don't see it if You want a joyous musical.

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Exquisite

See it if you enjoy plays

Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays

December 2nd, 2016
"An exquisite new opera…Yachechak is a true standout as Lena…The anger, fear, and loneliness felt by all the characters are effectively captured by Spektor’s music. The story continually twists and turns, adding new characters and plot points sure to keep audiences interested…The cast has amazing...
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