“Excellent… Imaginative… impressive… playful… Unique… Electric Saint strikes like lightning and electrifies the audience.”
Deutsche Buhne, ( German Theatre.) The oldest and among the most respected theatre journals in Germany.
“Fabulous Electric Buzz” James Naughtie, BBC Today Show.
“Fantastic… special… dynamic… precise… exciting… Jonathan Moore succeeds in this production”
(Online Merker, The International Culture Platform)
“Ecstatic… blissful…. Masterfully handled… penetrating… constant excitation…”
An opera by Stewart Copeland, libretto by and directed by Jonathan Moore
ELECTRIC SAINT takes the audience into the life of Nikola Tesla, highlighting the fierce rivalry between him and his fellow inventor and competitor Thomas Edison - both pioneers of electrical engineering, but with diametrically opposed life philosophies.
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"Greek" By Turnage/ Berkoff/ Moore and "Savage Winter" By Douglas J Cuomo
Both played at this legendary New York venue to enthusiastic audiences and rave reviews. "Greek' (Jonathan as co-librettist) in the Scottish Opera revival.
Jonathan was invited by the prestigious Arts Across Borders/ Frielfest at Derry. Jonathan directed a "spine tingling" (The Guardian, 5 Star review) site specific production at the Guldhall, where the play is set, to standing ovations every night.
"Deeply moving and thought-provoking ... In this specific site, directed by Jonathan Moore with a cast of 12, it’s spine-tingling."
"A full scale and sophisticated production. Compelling ... Brilliantly vivid..."
"A strong and enjoyably brutal performance directed by Jonathan Moore with exceptionally striking performances."
Opera Now Magazine
"A brilliant production by Jonathan Moore, a great collaborator"
Mark-Anthony Turnage CBE, Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 ( 2.6 Million listeners)
"A terrifically watchable, first-rate and enthralling production, wonderfully sung and acted ... Jonathan Moore's compelling, meticulous and stylish direction"
The opera "Greek" is a contemporary retelling of the Oedipus myth based on the Berkoff play composed by Mark Anthony Turnage with text adapted by the composer and Moore which Jonathan directed in it's world premiere at Munich and ENO.
"A resounding, unanimous triumph... riveting total theatre."
"A visceral experience … Clever…"
"In many respects, the work offers something for all lovers of music, and the remaining performances are deserving of their capacity audiences."
"The audience was with him throughout then burst into hearty applause, cheers and whistles."
Pittsburgh in the Round
"Director Jonathan Moore makes his Pittsburgh Opera debut with this production. It isn’t a comfortable experience — it’s not supposed to be… lit ingeniously throughout rage and reminiscence … the grittier stage effects …entirely convincing"