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ARTICLES & REVIEWS: “This opera has a voice! …Timeless terms that speak to the role

ARTICLES & REVIEWS:

“This opera has a voice! …Timeless terms that speak to the role of storytelling as a means to understanding.” – Boston Globe

“If just one N.C. representative in the audience was affected in the way I was, Hurley and Osborne definitely succeeded.”
– The Daily Tar Heel

“I paid close attention to the songs, spotting several key phrases that resonated with my experience both in this skin and in this state.” – Independent Weekly, transgender critic

Democratic Rep. Verla Insko of Chapel Hill, among those in the crowd who gave the performers a standing ovation, said the cast still offered a compelling message through song that moves the discussion along about LGBT issues.” – Daily Mail, London

It certainly enhanced my understanding and my appreciation, too, of some of the issues that confront North Carolinians in these trying and difficult times.” – Classical Voice Magazine

“There was no villain. Nobody’s issues or beliefs were trivialized… They all had flaws, as well as backstories that didn’t excuse their behaviors, but made it clear to the audience how the characters’ experiences shaped who they are.” – The Daily Tar Heel

“The amount of effort and finesse in sustaining those songs was astounding, powerful, and resonant.” – Independent Weekly, transgender critic

“The score is highly effective, conveying a sense of traditional Afghan music in the scenes set there and more upbeat and idiomatic tunes in the American portions… The big numbers, too, were quite marvelous.” – Classical Voice Magazine

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