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Palm Beach Opera makes friends with 'Enemies'

Palm Beach Opera makes friends with 'Enemies'

Palm Beach Opera director Daniel Biaggi has a word to describe "Enemies, a Love Story," the Holocaust-themed dark comedy making its world premiere this weekend in West Palm Beach: "risky." To mount the first original opera in the company's 53-year history, Palm Beach Opera had to replace its board of directors, hunt for stage props in thrift stores and build from scratch a 60-by-10-foot video wall to evoke the mood and scenery of subways, zoos and apartments in 1940s New York. "It's normal for the rest of the opera world, but it's rare that a regional opera company of our size can put on a world premiere. It's very unprecedented to have a...

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