‘Merry Widow’ delights under pressure

Sometimes when disaster strikes, wonderful things result. The story of Independent Opera Company‘s (IOC) opening of The Merry Widow on January 18 started about two hours before show time, when the producers learned that the singer playing one of the roles, Baron Zeta, would not be able to perform.  The big question:  as this was … Read more

Independent Opera Company Celebrates the Holiday Season

The holidays are such a hectic time each year that I miss most of the excellent concerts that are performed annually in celebration of the season. But this year I was lucky – the Independent Opera Company, founded by Galina Barskaya, presented The Gift of the Magi and Amahl and the Night Visitors on the 12th … Read more

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