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First Nighter: "El gato con botas," "Le Nozze di Figaro," Carlisle Floyd One-Acts as Opera Magnets

David Finkle | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Since perfect things come along infrequently, it's absolutely required that when they do, a whole lot of carrying on attends them. The perfect thing about which I'm now holding forth is the Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project's revival of El gato con botas.

First Nighter: Gotham Opera Company Enlivens Two Martinu Works

David Finkle | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Leave it to Neal Goren. He's cherry-picked Bohuslav Martinu's comic one-acts Alexandre Bis and Comedy on the Bridge as the first of the Gotham Opera Company's 2014-15 season, and he's owed three or more cheers for doing so.

First Nighter: Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, Poe's The Raven Take Flight

David Finkle | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Guess it's blowin' in the zeitgeist, but two adaptations involving rhymed classics are available in Manhattan this weekend only and worth any theatergoer's precious time.

First Nighter: The Gotham Chamber Opera's Top-Notch "La descente d'Orphée aux enfers"

David Finkle | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Much of the intense charm of Marc-Antoine Charpentier's La descente d'Orphée aux enfers (Opheus's Descent into Hell)--receiving an intensely charming...

The Gotham Chamber Opera: When Small is the Next Big Thing

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 12.17.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

Gotham Chamber Opera's model of small, chic, thought-provoking productions, combined with musical intelligence featuring emerging talent, and creative, forward-thinking directors, proved a winning combination.

First Nighter: A Puss in Boots for Children of All Ages

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Everything about Puss in Boots registers as so utterly charming that any adults viewing it without a child next to them will want desperately to bring one to the very next showing.