My review of "Opera for Skeptics"…

…, the Regina Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Saturday night, is online at the LeaderPost

It begins:

If the Regina Symphony Orchestra’s “Opera for Skeptics” Valentine’s Day concert was intended to convince people to fall in love with the art form, it probably failed, since very little actual opera was presented.

After all, there were no sets, no scenes, and no costumes — aside from an aluminum-foil horned helmet that adorned maestro Victor Sawa’s podium all evening.

However, if the goal was the more modest one of illustrating how much wonderful music opera has to offer, the concert succeeded admirably.

And thanks to the often-comic introductions by Sawa and guest baritone Peter McGillivray, it also went a long way to bringing opera down to earth.

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