Opera Ramblings: Review-Bandits in the Valley
. . . Tapestry has assembled a remarkably strong cast for something of this nature. Alex Dobson heads it up as Sir George with appropriately arch acting and his very fine, firm baritone (occasionally rising to a strangulated falsetto in best G&S style). Of his recorder playing let us not speak. Keith Klassen is Jeremiah. Besides his usual accurate tenor and fine comedic skills, here he gets to strut (or strum) his stuff on the guitar. It’s better than Dobson’s recorder playing. The instrumental star is Jacques Arsenault as Freddy. He’s a really good accordion player and is critical to the scenes where piano is not available. Nice voice too. . . .