Tuesday, April 4, 2023

The Anonymous Lover by the Chevalier

 Friday evening’s performance of Joseph Bologne’s The Anonymous Lover marked a series of firsts for The Atlanta Opera. It was the company’s first performance of this work by a long-neglected composer and their first production staged at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center (RCPAC) at Morehouse College, the historically Black liberal arts school in Atlanta. The local opera company is forging a longer-term relationship with the school that will next host the 96-Hour Opera Project in June.

The RCPAC includes a 650-seat concert hall named for Charles’ long-time manager Joe Adams and his wife. The auditorium is quite attractive, with warm wooden walls and deep purple seats. The sightlines are unobstructed, and there is a traditional proscenium stage. The seating layout is reminiscent of the Schwartz Center at Emory University. The auditorium’s acoustics are good and tend to flatter the human voice.

For the complete review, go here:  https://www.earrelevant.net/2023/04/the-anonymous-lover-proves-a-comic-treat-from-a-rediscovered-composer/

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