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July 27th 2016
Anya17 Review Los Angeles July 2016

Anya17 Los Angeles

Anya17 Los Angeles

“The musical score for Anya17 is rich and evocative, performed by a 14-piece orchestra under the baton of Kristof van Grysperre, who also conducted the recent Long Beach Opera productions of Fallujah and Candide. The sonorities are modern and thorny, often percussively reflecting the violence meted out to young girls beaten into submission as they lose their identities and connection to former lives. But there are also lyrical passages where characters recall episodes from the past and fantasize about better futures. In those places some bluesy – and boozy – sounds are heard. If your operatic tastes end with La Traviata, you might not enjoy this music; but experienced in the context of the important drama on stage, Gorb’s musical palette does grow on you convincingly.”

Full Review here…