A Chorus of "Brains" Fills the Meat-less "La Zombiata"

Even as an opera fan, I admit that the genre needs a reboot for the 21st century. WholeTone Opera presents La Zombiata for Valentine’s Day weekend in February 2016 at the Davis Square Theatre. The original retelling by Jillian Flexner of Mozart’s La Traviata is a short, fifty-minute, zombie-filled zomp through love and violence. Director J. Deschene and Music Director Ian Garvie keep the production moving at a clip pace, but, ultimately, the production feels thin. With some well-timed blood splatters and fine vocals, the evening was a fine foray into the multi-faceted potential for the company, but a simplistic attempt. 

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