News & Press

Ariane & Bluebeard at West Edge Opera 

"...A score of ravishing beauty and endless invention, a breathless fusion of Richard Wagner and Claude Debussy that turns this oddly gruesome fairy tale into something powerful and strange. And Sunday’s performance at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, dexterously staged by director Alison Pogorelc... made the best imaginable case for the work."  - San Francisco Chronicle 

“A ravishing rediscovery… in director Alison Pogorelc’s fine, keenly physicalized production."

- San Francisco Classical Voice 

"Here, as everywhere in this superb production of an absorbing early 20th-century opera, the stars aligned in a darkly glittering sky.” - San Francisco Classical Voice 

"Peak musical theater events like this one don’t come along often.”

- San Francisco Classical Voice

"Beginning with Paul Dukas’ lush opera, director Alison Pogorelc delivers a gorgeous and deeply clever production—imparting her own interpretation, as well as allowing us room to choose our own. Pogorelc’s unique talent challenges us to engage—desperately needed in today’s operas."

- Theatrius