In via email:

To the Editor:

In the Perry Tannenbaum review circulated by you, Mr. Tannenbaum clearly has not done his research.

The Festival brochure includes all 22 events, was circulated to more than 10,000 households throughout Greater Charlotte, and was available at both the NCDT performances of Sleeping Beauty and Opera Carolina’s Eugene Onegin performances.

Not once did I or a member of our team at the Opera receive a call or email from Mr. Tannenbaum asking about the Festival. Nor am I aware that he reached out to any of our colleagues involved with the Festival to acquire further information.

Perhaps in the future, before his reviews are published, someone should task him for accuracy.

James Meena, General Director & Principal Conductor Opera Carolina