Variations on salon themes Variations on salon themes

In French opera—until Pelleas et Mélisande anyway—there is always a great deal of dance; often, dance rather than song is the main event.

on June 01, 2023 at 12:44 PM
Taking care of business Taking care of business

Not everyone is happy about the Beethoven sestercentennial.

on March 06, 2020 at 11:19 AM
The lady in question The lady in question

The story shows what may happen when corrupt individuals occupy positions of trust.

on May 06, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Lost in Thrace Lost in Thrace

Handel’s Radamisto returned to New York when Opera Lafayette movingly performed this early masterpiece.

on February 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Elopement, Neapolitan style Elopement, Neapolitan style

Niccolò Jommelli, forgotten now, was quite well known in Italy and southern Germany in his day.

on October 31, 2018 at 2:07 PM
The not so great outdoors The not so great outdoors

For all the company’s good intentions this opera-dance combo was not one of its happiest outings.

on February 05, 2018 at 8:20 AM
French tickler French tickler

The concert presented by Opera Lafayette at the Alliance Française last Friday and Saturday was devoted to music of witty, short-lived Emmanuel Chabrier, notably Une Éducation Manquée.

on February 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Journey to Italy Journey to Italy

Since its founding 20 years ago, Washington, DC-based Opera Lafayette has devoted its considerable imagination and energy to reviving lesser-known 17th and 18th century French operas.

on December 02, 2015 at 2:58 PM
Disguise and dolls Disguise and dolls

While many performing arts organizations have been reducing their schedules or even closing, Opera Lafayette, a Washington DC-based group dedicated primarily to 17th and 18th century opera, has proven remarkably prosperous.

on January 26, 2014 at 12:18 PM