Alex Ross, Music Critic at The New Yorker, was in the Midwest recently and part of his trip brought him to Kansas City to see Turandot in the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Ross writes about his trip on his blog (Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise), which took him through Red Cloud Nebraska, Tulsa and Kansas City.
The trip was not all pleasure though. While in Tulsa and Kansas City Mr. Ross caught some performances for which he has a review in a recent issue of The New Yorker.
For Turandot he writes, “The ‘Turandot,’ directed by Garnett Bruce and designed by R. Keith Brumley, is a markedly more thoughtful show than the Zeffirelli warehouse sale that still clutters the stage of the Met”. To read more excepts click here. Note: You must be a subscriber to The New Yorker to read the full review online.