Cold Sassy Tree
The Austin Lyric Opera production of Cold Sassy Tree, Carlisle Floyd's sweet, simple opera of blooming love between a small-town Georgia shopkeeper and a much younger woman, featured a fine ensemble giving heartwarming performances, but their efforts were repeatedly wrecked by poorly executed set changes that brought the show to a halt.
"...love is ageless and knows no boundaries. Throw in Cindy Sadler's overly righteous Effie Belle Tate, self-proclaimed town matriarch,..."
Jan. 19, 2001 Arts Review by Robi Polgar