Dateline: Dan Boone
Having grown up just outside of New Orleans, it was fortuitous that Dan Boone would have an appreciation for music and theater. The rich musical history of the area plays a major part in his life and how he views the productions he attends.
Having been a part of community theater, choruses and even bands all of his life, Boone has an insider's approach to his reviews. He knows what goes on behind the curtains and before that crucial opening night gala. So, look for him to point out things you've just taken for granted.
Boone moved to NYC in 2002 to pursue his love of the musical theater. After attending several Broadway shows and being disappointed with the overall quality of the vocal talent, he discovered opera when a friend took him to see Puccini's Tosca. The love affair continues to this day.
In an age when companies put more emphasis on quantity versus quality, Boone will keep them honest by pointing out the flaws they want you to overlook. He believes that art should never take a back seat to the business side of the industry. Performances should be the culmination of all the arts. The audience should want to consume more of the divine ecstasy that it can be and not be force-fed the crap that is so often produced just to put something onstage and sell a ticket.
Disaster relief didn't come soon enough.
Interesting story – yes. Dramatic possibilities – sure. There were several things that could have gone right...
Love - the perfect crime.
In this enjoyable production, which put the music first and foremost, the overwhelming delight was soprano Sharin Apostolou as Belinda.
This simply stunning low-budget production ran for only one weekend, but showed what this little opera company can do.
Don go breaking my heart...