Seeing Lea's post on Erie Mills' program reminded me of Hoiby's "Summer and
Smoke" . It was my first opera, and I sang Archie Kramer, the travelling
salesman. To paraphrase Spencer Tracy, "There isn't alot of meat on it,
but what there is, is choice" (the part, not the opera). I love this work,
but haven't heard much about it lately. Does anyone out there know if it's
on any company's scedule in the near future, or if there is a recording?