Classical Music Highlights for 2014

Serious fun • "27," by composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek, gave us five singers, one prologue and five acts to paint a picture of the lives of Gertrude Stein (Stephanie Blythe) and Alice B. Toklas (Elizabeth Futral) and their friends in Paris. Toklas never looked so good; Futral (singing, dancing, making the story come alive) never looked so plain.

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- Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 28 December 2014