Singing! Dancing! Tragedy! Comedy! Resurrecting a 1600s Operatic Spectacle

psycheview.pngBy ANNE MIDGETTE [NY Times, 16 June 2007]
BOSTON, June 14 ó Baroque opera was the Busby Berkeley extravaganza of its day. It focused on spectacle and pageantry, and with composers like Jean-Baptiste Lully cranking out an opera a year, it was eminently disposable.