Curtis/Opera Phila. 'Capriccio': Surges, stalls - but a charming conversation on opera and art

Posted on Friday, Mar 04, 2016
Richard Strauss' final opera, Capriccio, dares to be about nothing but itself - no social critique, no religious apotheosis - but allegorical characters thrashing over why the lyric theater is important. And in doing so, it goes to the heart of why we're all in the theater, or at least some of us, at the annual Curtis Opera Theater/Opera Philadelphia collaboration that's copresented by the Kimmel Center.