The kiss we never dared we’ll dare in dreaming The kiss we never dared we’ll dare in dreaming

If you’ve ever wondered what the Lost Boys’ abode might look like lined with mermaids, shopping carts, and unpeeled potatoes, look no further than Christopher Alden’s new production of Peter Pan.

on July 16, 2018 at 10:13 AM
Dramatic ARC Dramatic ARC

Wednesday brought Christopher Alden’s grimly dark and violent take on Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo at National Sawdust.

on July 13, 2017 at 2:44 PM
Top hatters Top hatters

Christopher Alden‘s production of Handel’s Partenope is so erudite and theatrically audacious and also such a rollicking ride, it’s hard to believe it isn’t crap.

on October 16, 2014 at 5:46 PM
Ogni Cura Ogni Cura

“Ogni Cura si doni al diletto / E s’accorra nel magico petto,” the joke went back in the late ’90s. What wags we were!

on January 01, 2014 at 1:40 PM
Present prescriptive Present prescriptive

“Director Christopher Alden destroys everything Strauss’s operetta stands for”

on October 02, 2013 at 2:31 AM
Plus qu’un peu grise Plus qu’un peu grise

To close its season this week, New York City Opera is unleashing hurricane-force gales of laughter.

on April 23, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Neuzheli nikto o detiakh ne zabotitsja?! Neuzheli nikto o detiakh ne zabotitsja?!

Russian children’s ombudsman Pavel Astakhov called upon the newly appointed culture minister to check a Russian-British opera production for sex and drug scenes.

on June 01, 2012 at 5:18 PM
Boy meets ghoul Boy meets ghoul

Now New York City Opera has given us a “Così Fan Tutte” starring the undead.

on March 19, 2012 at 11:11 PM

The ENO was filled with ghosts last week. Spectral, possibly illusory figures fleetingly materialized in the Internet chatrooms that provide the setting for much of Nico Muhly’s new opera Two Boys, and brutal boarding school memories came back to troubled life in director Christopher Alden’s dark take on Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

on July 08, 2011 at 10:57 AM