The program notes for Opera Pacific’s production of “Die Fledermaus” stated, “Even thousands of less-than-splendid performances haven’t damaged the work’s popularity one whit.”
Congratulations to Opera Pacific--there could be no performances less splendid than theirs. (“The Struggles of ‘Die Fledermaus,’ Part 2,” Nov. 18). And, yes, they have damaged the work’s popularity.
It is hard to imagine that the troubled Opera Pacific would turn to Charles Nelson Reilly and Dom DeLuise for assistance in overcoming its current problems. While I understand Opera Pacific’s desire to make opera more accessible to the general public, there is no need to turn the production into a second-rate Las Vegas lounge show.
Corona del Mar