18 Jan 2008
The Swashbuckling Separatist
BY FRED KIRSHNIT [NY Sun, 18 January 2008]
Tchaikovsky's "Mazeppa," which had a one-night-only run at Brooklyn Academy of Music on Wednesday, is a relatively popular opera in its homeland, but a rarity in the West. New Yorkers, however, have had the opportunity to hear it three times in recent years. This current performance was the first of those not conducted by Valery Gergiev.