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Susanne Mentzer

First Nighter: "El gato con botas," "Le Nozze di Figaro," Carlisle Floyd One-Acts as Opera Magnets

David Finkle | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Since perfect things come along infrequently, it's absolutely required that when they do, a whole lot of carrying on attends them. The perfect thing about which I'm now holding forth is the Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project's revival of El gato con botas.

20/20

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 07.12.2013 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

You know when you see yourself in a photo and think, "Gee I look horrible" and put it away only to find it years later and think, "Wow! I looked pretty good back then?" I had a moment like that a few days ago but it was while listening to the Metropolitan Opera Channel on Sirius.

Opera's Got Talent

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 10.04.2011 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

To America's Got Talent, I hope the producers will trust that it is enough to hear a person sing beautifully, to express a primal emotion with just the sound of their voice. Lose the silly packaging. Drop the stereotypes.