Operatic flim-flam fun

haydn.pngAlan Conter [Globe and Mail, 31 March 2007]
It would have been pretty nigh impossible for the Atelier lyrique of L’OpÈra de MontrÈal to match the stunning brilliance of last year’s production of Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. Probably best, then, that the company decided to go “light” this year with Joseph Haydn’s delightful confection Il Mondo della luna, composed in 1777 for the wedding of Count Nicolaus Esterhazy.