It’s a Wonderful Life: First review

It’s a Wonderful Life: First review


norman lebrecht

December 03, 2016

Texas Classical Review is none too sure about Houston’s world premiere of Jake Heggie’s opera adaptation of a deathless movie.


It’s a Wonderful Life makes an effective stage piece, as far as it goes. Yet it stops short of transforming the story’s emotions and drama into arresting music theater. For all its liveliness and theatrical impact, HGO’s production can’t make up for an emotional depth that is missing.

Full review here.



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