Saturday, August 20, 2011

Four Saints in Three Acts

Eastside Road, August 20, 2011—
WE SAW the Stein-Thomson opera Four Saints in Three Acts last night in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center, where it was performed by Ensemble Parallele, about which company I wrote enthusiastically here a while back in connection with the Philip Glass opera Orphée. I don't have time at the moment to write more than that I think you should see this if you possibly can; it's one of the great operas not only of the 20th century but of any, and productions are rare, and this one is worth seeing. I'll have more to say about the production, and the opera, in a few days.

1 comment:

Curtis Faville said...

Stein may have been in some sense an "unconscious" genius, but Thomson was a conscious one. This is a combination of those two. Strange and wondrous.