American Shorts' channels classic TV with a few twistsBy Steven Brown
June 19, 2014
Brian Shircliffe plays Rigoletto, from left, Amanda Kingston is Gilda, Tyson Miller is the Duke of Mantua and Kelli Estes portrays talk-show host Cookie in Lone Star Lyric's production of Milton Granger's "Talk Opera."
Opera demands a sense of humor, and some serious operas demand it most of all. How else can audiences get past the crazed characters and convoluted plots to feel the pathos?