See what critics wrote about our October 2015 World Premiere at NYC's El Museo del Barrio!
Melodically ingratiating; caustically witty.
"Hey! I have thought of a bond that will keep us all rich!" Randal Turner as Sherman McCoy
"What a fool I was to fear getting old." Anne-Carolyn Bird as Judy McCoy
Ladies and gentlemen, let’s rejoice! Opera is back.
Tuneful and grateful to the voice; [...] sizzling performances.
"But with the prenup I'm bound by, it's all a fantasy." Yingjie Zhou as Maria; Benjamin Bloomfield as Arthur Ruskin
"I'll work on your case, they'll soon let you go." Aaron Casey as Henry Lamb; Adrienne Danrich as Tamara Kilmore
Totally accessible and melodic. One can’t help recalling that the titans of the golden age of opera wrote for the PEOPLE and addressed contemporary concerns.
I would love to see an entire season of operas like this; many, many seasons, in fact.
"Shame, Sherman, shame!" Samuel McDonald as Marcus; Kevin Maynor as the Reverend Bacon; Adrienne Alexander as Mrs. Lamb
"I need a rich man who's guilty and white!" Glenn Seven Allen as Kramer, Bronx A.D.A.
[De Kenessey’s] melodic style is rich and entirely uncliched, the themes sing in the manner one associates with great songs, and everything, fast or slow, has an amazing rhythmic life that propels the music forward.