“A very open-hearted and human approach to music making.”

—George Grella, The Big City

Reviews

“…a delightful community production, loaded with talent and laughs, that stays true to the original work without casting it in amber….the quality of the orchestra is simply outstanding under the direction of conductor Ezra Donner…”

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“……the reason most people see a Gilbert and Sullivan production is for the music and music director Ezra Donner does not disappoint. Under his direction the large orchestra is nuanced and does not overpower the singers and the chorus sounds terrific.”

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“The score is Italian verismo, updated and made American through language, O’Neill’s inescapably stark New England and composer Donner’s own gift at establishing mood and tone. The music strongly hints of Puccini and his disciples. It draws one in, being melodic, lushly orchestrated and dramatic, eminently suited to O’Neill’s tragic material.”

Herald Times