Following a Bread-Crumbed Trail From the 1890s

By ANNE MIDGETTE [NY Times, 6 November 2006]
Thereís a basic problem with childrenís opera: itís still opera. That is, it may be framed for children, but you still need big voices to get across an orchestra, and you still have to be prepared for operaís generous scale and time frame. And yet you donít get the big emotional or intellectual payoffs of a ìTraviataî or a ìWalk¸reî because itís, well, for children.