Golden Age OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    December 4, 2012
    Closing:
    January 27, 2013

    Theater: New York City Center / 130 West 55th Street, New York, NY, 10019

    Synopsis: 

    It's opening night of Vincenzo Bellini's new opera I Puritani in Paris in 1835. The Italian composer is determined to win the adulation of not only his French audience, but his colleagues and rivals as well. Everything depends on it. Celebrating the timeless beauty of 19th century bel canto opera, Terrence McNally's Golden Age portrays the final act of an artist whose desire for greatness has eclipsed all else. Starring Bebe Neuwirth, F. Murray Abraham, and Lorenzo Pisoni.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Golden Age

    Amid Arias, Mad Scenes, Catfights and Swoons

    Charles Isherwood

    December 5, 2012: The lyric beauties of the Italian opera at its height ring awfully tinny in “Golden Age,” the new play by Terrence McNally that opened on Tuesday night at City Center in a Manhattan Theater Club production. A cluttered backstage soap opera set in Paris on the first night of the last opera written by Vincenzo Bellini, the play mixes fact with fancy in trying to whip up a tempest of emotional conflict and artistic breast-baring.

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