Mazeppa, OpÈra national de Lyon

tchaikovsky_small.jpgBy Francis Carlin [Financial Times, 30 January 2006]
Mazeppa and his henchman Orlik ride handsome steeds and Cossacks throw themselves into traditional dancing. Anna Maria Heinreich’s costumes are historically accurate when the norm these days is an anarchic confusion of styles (or laziness masquerading as universal insight).