Opera You Can Afford

I’ve been so busy surviving until spring break that I forgot to mention that I’ll be on a panel today at 5 in advance of Elodie Lauten’s Two-Cent Opera tonight at Theater for a New City in New York (1st Ave. between 9th and 10th). We needed a Beggar’s Opera for the 21st Century and this sounds like it: a mystic meditation on jobs and money. It doesn’t quite sound like anything else she’s ever written, yet it’s still infused with that same Neptunian personality that enchanted me in The Death of Don Juan 25 years ago.