Reviews

Merola Grand Finale - Merola Opera Program August 2015

"In the direction of apprentice stage director Mo Zhou, of Nanjing, the evening unfolded with simplicity, speed and continuity perhaps none of the 30 previous grand finales I've ever seen could match: a thoroughly professional job." - The San Francisco Examiner

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"Zhou, staging all of the scenes on a single unit set, supplied imaginative touches."  - San Jose Mercury News

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"Merola Apprentice Stage Director Mo Zhou should also be praised for keeping the action flowing and well balanced." - Bay Crossings

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The Merry Widow - Opera Theater Pittsburgh July 2014

“The Merry Widow” is a 1905 confection for the older set, and Opera Theater’s production was thoroughly engaging. Much of the credit must go to the inventive staging of Mo Zhou, supported by Bernard McDonald’s spirited conducting." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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"Director Mo Zhou very successfully brings forth her interest in breaking from tradition to unveil 'the vulnerable side of the piece', and explore what she sees as its 'bittersweet center'....Ultimately, an audience that leaves the the theater humming the famous 'Waltz' is a happy one, and SummerFest's 'The Merry Widow' obviously made many people very happy indeed." - The Pittsburgh Stage

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