Monthly Archives: April 2012

April 14 Met simulcast: La Traviata

Courtesan light: A ‘Traviata’ without the glamour and glitz

The Met’s quasi-surreal production, which examines Violetta’s soul but casts aside her flamboyant lifestyle, dies long before the sickly heroine

By David Abrams

Willy Decker wasn’t the first man to try and gain a better perspective of the courtesan Violetta by examining what lay beneath the iconic red dress…

April 15 Civic Morning Musicals: Marcus Haddock in Recital

Marcus Haddock returns to the concert hall with part of his voice—and all of his heart

The internationally renowned tenor, in his first comeback recital since a paralyzing stroke halted his career, begins the road to recovery with an emotionally charged performance—and a hint of good things yet to come

By David Abrams

Things have been anything but easy these past three years for Marcus Haddock…

Mar. 30 SU Drama: Quilters

SU Drama Department’s production of ‘Quilters’ in need of mending

The Department’s current version of the Patricia Cooper/Norma Bradley Allen book depicting the tribulations real-life quilters on the American prarie falls short of its dazzling 1985 production

By Laurel Saiz…