Urban Arias Spring Festival

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Editorial Review

The UrbanArias Spring Festival espouses brevity in its presentation of three contemporary operas, each clocking in under 90 minutes. Composer Rocky Ian Gordon's "Orpheus and Eurydice," through April 5, is a modern take on the classic myth, while his "Green Sneakers," through April 10, is an elegy to victims of AIDS. Tom Cipullo's "Glory Denied," from Saturday through April 10, is a heartbreaking story of a long-held prisoner of the Vietnam war returning home to find life had kept moving during his 9-year absence.