MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Shedding Light on Dark Sisters

l to r: Melanie Krueger (Eliza), Eve-Lyn de la Haye (Zina), and Heather Pawsey (Presendia) Credit: (c) Tim Matheson


A new review for Musical America, in which I write about Vancouver Opera’s current production — the Canadian premiere — of the chamber opera Dark Sisters. (Content is behind a paywall.)

VANCOUVER, BC — Dark Sisters is the final new work Vancouver Opera will have presented before Canada’s second-largest opera company shifts from the full-season model currently underway to a festival one (in the spring of 2017).

This chamber opera by Nico Muhly and librettist Stephen Karam was first seen in New York in a 2011 production by the late lamented Gotham Chamber Opera and then at co-commissioner Opera Philadelphia in 2012, where a chorus of praise replaced the rather tepid initial reception

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Filed under: new opera, Nico Muhly, review


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