(More Than) a Night at the Opera the New York City and Metropolitan Opera Companies Launch a Host of Season Offerings with Some Positive, Some Poor, Results
Thor Eckert Jr., Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
FERRUCCIO BUSONI'S "Doktor Faust" has been a cause cbre since the composer died in 1924, some 11 manuscript pages shy of completing what is now recognized as his masterpiece.
After its American concert premiere in 1964, with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in the title role, we have had to wait until now for a staged production, and it is the New York City Opera we must thank - albeit in qualified fashion - for finally giving us Busoni's unusual opera.
I say qualified because artistic director Christopher Keene has once again marshaled the forces of his company to deliver a musical triumph in a uniquely demanding work only to be seriously let down by his stage director - …
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Publication information: Article title: (More Than) a Night at the Opera the New York City and Metropolitan Opera Companies Launch a Host of Season Offerings with Some Positive, Some Poor, Results. Contributors: Thor Eckert Jr., Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: October 6, 1992. Page number: 11. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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