The Martyrs at Dicapo Opera Theater, November 10, 2012
The New York Times, Nov. 14, 2012
Not-insubstantial caveats about specifics aside, I continue to be impressed by the resourcefulness and pluck the Dicapo Opera shows in filling a useful, important niche in New York City's operatic ecosphere. As in most things aesthetic, a flawed attempt is far, far nobler than a timid adherence to rote and routine.
Midway down this page you'll find my 2010 review of The Hotel Casablanca, a Dicapo presentation of a Thomas Pasatieri opera I enjoyed pretty much unreservedly. You can also read Anthony Tommasini's review of Pasatieri's The Seagull here, and Allan Kozinn's review of God Bless Us, Every One! here.