“Aria with a backflip… audience was with it all the way”

“The musical 110 in the Shade with a rural setting in the tradition of Oklahoma! has been revived in an expansive, attractive New York City Opera production.

The songs are fine and deserve to be more widely known.

Richard Muenz has a beautiful voice as Sheriff File. Brian Sutherland, as Bill Starbuck, is almost as good vocally and amazingly agile. How often does one see an opera singer conclude an aria with a backflip off the hood of a truck?

The audience was with it all the way, cheering during the final scene.”