William Bolcom's opera "A Wedding" was highly praised in local reviews of American music presented at the Aspen Music Festival in late July.
Of "A Wedding," the Aspen Times wrote:
It’s a romp from start to finish, but a romp with heart....More tightly constructed than the film, the opera feels more focused, and Bolcom’s music adds color and shadings, using operatic set pieces to bring the conflicts to life...the juicy singing and comedy paved the way for an evening that kept a near-capacity audience in its seats to the end—which doesn’t always happen with contemporary opera.
Photo: From Aspen Music Festival's production of "A Wedding" by William Bolcom
Read the complete review: A crowd pleasing weekend at the Music Festival