REVIEW: The Queen of Spades

by Gregory Moomjy December 3, 2019 The Metropolitan Opera’s The Queen of Spades It’s the holiday season, and for New Yorkers that means Tchaikovsky at Lincoln Center. Of course, I am referring to The Nutcracker. But this year opera lovers can treat themselves to Tchaikovsky’s darker side. While the Koch theater literally has dancing sugar […]

REVIEW: Cosi fan Tutti

by Gregory Moomjy Nov 19, 2019 Julliard Opera’s Così fan Tutti In a recent article in The Observer about The Met’s revival of La Boheme, James Jorden, makes a startling observation. He states that despite the popularity of The Met’s iconic Zeffirelli production, it eschews the central element of La Boheme’s tragedy, namely, that by […]

REVIEW: Akhnaten

By Gregory Moomjy November 14, 2019 When I first wrote about Akhnaten a few weeks ago, I began by mentioning a few of the famous operas set in Ancient Egypt. Naturally, Aida was on that list. At the time, it seemed almost cliche to include Verdi’s evergreen pharaonic epic in such a catalogue. However, after […]