In Review: Anderson and Slayden in Opera Santa Barbara’s “Gianni Schicchi/Suor Angelica”

“The ensemble rose to the challenge of this fast-paced farce by displaying a seemingly effortless but no doubt hard-earned cohesion throughout the work’s multiple shifts in mood. . . Monica Yunus and JASON SLAYDEN brought out the secondary theme of young love effectively as Lauretta and Rinuccio. . . ALISSA ANDERSON, as the Principessa, achieved an equal dignity even in an unsympathetic role, lending significant gravitas to the proceedings. The meeting of these two unstoppable forces—social censure and spiritual yearning—issued in transcendent music.”

-Santa Barbara Independent

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