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Theater review: ‘Summer King’ best opera I’ve ever seen

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Tuesday night, I went to see 'The Summer King' at the Benedum Center, Downtown. It was, without a doubt, the best opera I've ever seen.

Confession, disclaimer, etc.: 'The Summer King' was the first opera I've ever seen. I love musicals, I love plays, I love movies ... really, I love all of the arts. I just never saw an advertisement for the opera and said "dang, I have got to see that."

Being that this was the first opera I've ever seen, I don't think it's particularly fair for me to offer any actual analysis or critique of the show, but I do want to talk about it openly. So, I'll share some thoughts, and you guys can join me in the comments and we will go from there.

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