This year, as in quite a few years gone by, its been my absolute pleasure to tune the Wolf Fortepiano for Opera Atelier. A beautiful little thing, it takes not only a keen ear, but an extremely gentle touch. Its a joy.
The opera itself, one of my favorites, is also a joy, and I heartily recommend it. Its the first production Ive seen where not only was it musically right, but managed to do to three remarkable things: I liked the character of DG (usually Im a little disgusted by him), he became unlikable in the second act enough for me to understand his end, and the underlying sexuality was fun AND believable.
Kudos to Marshall and the cast, and… Bravo/Brava/Bravissimo!