Article on “Love/Hate” in Philadelphia EDGE

Lewis Whittington, an EDGE contributor, has written an article about my September 12th performance of Love/Hate for the Philadelphia branch of the website. Below is an excerpt, and a link to read the rest of the article.

“What Rob has done, from a classical standpoint, is much like the Marriage of Figaro. They (the characters) function the same way, reflecting people we know.” Perla said by cell phone from San Francisco, where he was on the street having a froyo with his three-year-old daughter. “There is so much humor and humanity in this, that was the musical challenge for me, and the pleasure of how far I could take it.”

’Love / Hate’ brings same sex relationships to the opera stage