Julliard Opera 2011


A double bill of amorous and avaricious lust at Juilliard. from New York Times

April 28, 2011

The director Tomer Zvulun filtered the action of Puccini’s comedy through a Felliniesque lens that evoked the quirky and tempestuous families of films like “Amarcord,” updating the setting of “Gianni Schicchi” from the late 1200s to the 1970s with colorful period outfits by Vita Tzykun. The witty, fast-paced staging opened with the greedy relatives of the elderly Buoso Donati gathered around a football game on television. The comic timing of the cast members was commendable as they accentuated the amusingly grotesque flaws of their characters without resorting to mere caricature.