A Truly Wacky Barber

By Raymond Stults [Moscow Times, 7 November 2008]

”It’s going to be wacky,” remarked director Elijah Moshinsky just before the curtain rose last Thursday at Novaya Opera on a preview performance of his new staging of Gioacchino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.” And wonderfully wacky it was indeed from beginning to end.