Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Review: Pittsburgh Opera's new 'The Summer King' makes for thought-provoking performance
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: For the company’s first world premiere in its 78-year history, Pittsburgh Opera is presenting Daniel Sonenberg’s “The Summer King,” an opera about an African-American baseball player from Pittsburgh, composed by a white New Yorker who teaches at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. This is one of Pittsburgh Opera’s most ambitious projects, and one of the riskiest. The new work has some flaws, but it’s a serious, thought-provoking theater piece, musically sound and emotionally moving.