Critic’s Choice

By David Fleshler

The first world premiere in the history of Palm Beach Opera takes place Friday, with the opening night of Enemies, A Love Story.

The opera, based on a novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer, is a comedy-drama about Holocaust survivor Herman Broder in New York City in the late 1940s, as he deals with the complications of the three women in his life.

The opera promises to be highly accessible on first hearing. It will be sung in English, from a libretto by Nahma Sandrow. The music is by Ben Moore, a composer who moves easily between the world of Broadway and opera, whose works have been recorded by Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham and Nathan Gunn.

Palm Beach Opera presents Enemies, A Love Story 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.; 561-833-7888.

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