Sunday, February 26, 2006

Mazeppa at the Met

I'd be happier with this review if the question were posed the other way around. But, at least the reviewer seems to be up on historical facts.

On the eve of the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa, George Loomis looks at the 17th-century Ukrainian hetman Ivan Mazeppa. Was he a patriot committed to liberating his country from Russian oppression, or a cunning and bloodthirsty villain?

I'm jealous of New Yorkers ...I'd love to take this in but alas, I am located on the other coast! Hope everyone who can see it takes advantage of the opportunity.

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