Mary Dunleavy (Photo: Elisa Haber)
That Old Ceylon Razzle Dazzle
By ANNE MIDGETTE [NY Times, 11 Apr 05]
The new “Pearl Fishers” that arrived at New York City Opera on Sunday afternoon came from the San Diego Opera, but it looks as if it came from the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Maybe it was the fluorescent hues; or the attempt to create local color with tinselly choreography; or the stylized patterns painted on the stage, like sun on sand, and the women’s bikinis, which evoked the flavor of a recent addition to the Games, beach volleyball.
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