First Nighter: Gotham Opera Company Enlivens Two Martinu Works

October 18, 2014 10:41 PM

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Leave it to Neal Goren. He's cherry-picked Bohuslav Martinu's comic one-acts Alexandre Bis and Comedy on the Bridge as the first of the Gotham Opera Company's 2014-15 season, and he's owed three or more cheers for doing so.

It's a risky notion, since the Czech-born Martinu (1890-1959, who spent much of his life in Paris, isn't particularly well known in these parts. On the other hand, that's precisely the sort of choice Goren fans have come to expect, and good on him for sticking to his strong inclinations. Gotham Oper...

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