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.
"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 chemistry…This professional-grade opera transports audiences into a new world on many different levels and is surely a best bet for a unique theater experience." Full Review
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.
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
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