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Opera News – July 2016

Opera News
July 2016

“Of note in the comprimario roles was Jesse Blumberg as Njegus, the Pontevedran charge d’affairs (more or less Baron Zeta’s butler). As World War I approached in the Boston Lyric’s apocalyptic vision, Blumberg’s Njegus came to embody Europe’s willful ignorance, waltzing and singing in the empty dining room while gunshots rang offstage.”

(The Merry Widow at Boston Lyric Opera)