GREGORY MOOMJY discusses
what works on stage
Several years ago, when Luc Bondy's production of Tosca opened the Met season, its appropriately aggravated reception prompted me to write an article comparing several productions of various operas I had seen in an effort to discern what works on stage. The article comprised analyses of eight operas from a wide range of companies, such as La Scala, Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera, as well as several well-known directors, such as Anthony Minghella, David McVicar, and Willy Decker. It was a truly herculean effort. Several years and multiple subpar productions later, I return to the task hopefully as a wiser and more concise individual...
Copyright © 23 July 2012 Gregory Moomjy,
New York City, USA