From the sublime (Parsifal, the night before) to the not-even-ridiculous.
The story is ages old, and every culture has a version of it: the mythic princess of an underwater realm longs for the love of a mortal man.
Massenet tells us that his Werther is 23 years old, that Charlotte is 20 years old. Albert is 25 and Sophie is but 15. Just now the Lyon Opera assembled…
At the moment, it seems inevitable that John Adams’ 1987 opera Nixon in China will become a fixture in the repertoire.
Romeo Castellucci is the cat’s whisker of current avant-garde theater directors. Thus it has simply been a matter of time before he would be invited to the Monnaie to stage…