Particularly impressive in the central role, the young Kazakh-American, Los Angeles based tenor Timur above gave a lovely performance, a calm center in the midst of the craziness, looking as if he had wandered in from a Soviet silent film version of Candide. It would be fun to see him with his glam-rock band Timur and The Dime Museum.
Review by Richard Loranger
"Because opera is voice, and the voices literally blew us away. In particular Timur Bekbosunov, an LA-based Kazakh-American singer, carried the work as the central figure of Kharms (a.k.a. Pushkin, his preferred nickname) with a massive range of octave and style that shifted piece by piece, song by song, aria by aria. "