"Written in 1980 and commissioned by the Holland Festival, this chamber opera is written for 6 voices, violin, and viola. “Madrigal Opera”, written for Dutch theater artist Rob Malasch, is conceived as an artful paradox: a music theatre work with no specific theatrical content. It was commissioned with the intent for creative interpretations by a theatrical director at hand, therefore differing itself from traditional opera form as it has no predetermined theatrical narrative. With NS Artist in Residence R. B. Schlather directing four outside the box performers – Vince Peterson leading Johnny Gandelsman, William Frampton, and Choral Chameleon – the audience will engage in an unforgettable musical experience not to be missed." -National Sawdust
"One of the best voices in this show is Matthew Krob as the Padre. His phenomenal tenor voice soars off the charts in "To Each His Dulcinea" which is breathtaking as well as in the tear jerking "De Profundis" at Alonso's death. Matthew brings the needed depth for this role."
-Tony Annicone, TheaterMirror.com
"Matthew Krob, as Padre, sounds sweet and pure on 'To Each His Dulcinea' and 'The Psalm.'"-Kristina Dorsey, TheDay.com
photos courtesy Pia Ruggles
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