Facing Goya

Written by Michael Nyman
World Premiere
Satiago del Compostella, Summer 2000

"Certainly one of the best productions of any of my operas in the last twenty years."

Michael Nyman

"Moore has produced an elegant, stylised staging which makes its connections through repeated gestures and movements (often based on concepts such as the movement of molecules in a particle accelerator.)"

The Times, August 2000

"What was impressive was the production by Jonathan Moore which gave the work a dramatic logic that could easily be overlooked."

Opera Now feature, November / December 2000

"The score can then visit some exotic locations. These have been eagerly seized upon by Jonathan Moore in his staging so that the action can erupt into physicality. Moore has done a very fine job in presenting the work and its arguments."

Andrew Clements, The Guardian

"Above all, the direction (Jonathan Moore) was both intelligent and ambitious, showing an unerring sense of the appropriate tone and intensity for each scene."

Nel Diago "Musica" in Carteleria Turia, 27 October 2000