Review: In world premiere at Opera Omaha, mythical visuals fuse with transcendent music

Omaha World-Herald

Travel 200 years into the past and you might learn where humanity is headed.

For Opera Omaha and the Great Plains Theatre Conference on Friday night, at the world premiere of “Stranger from Paradise,” such a sentiment is appropriate for a discussion of where opera theater is headed. The production, staged at Metropolitan Community College’s South Campus Industrial Training Center, is a stream-of-consciousness biography of English Romantic poet and painter William Blake.