Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Galloway's 'Mirage' pleasing tall tale at Opera Southwest.(Final)

Byline: Joanne Sheehy Hoover For the Journal


Five in cast sing with warm feeling

Pulp fiction started in the earlier part of the 19th century when cheap steam-powered printing processes made possible penny newspapers and a popular offshoot, story papers dedicated to fiction. The story papers' dubious quality and sensational nature gave rise to the term "penny dreadfuls." Though their price and form have changed over time, penny dreadfuls are still with us, and, as Saturday night's Opera Southwest premiere of "Mirage" evidenced, their free-wheeling style can be a lively source of amusement.

With story and music by Santa Fe (James) Galloway, "Mirage" is quite a tall tale. …

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