Not everyone is happy about the Beethoven sestercentennial.
The story shows what may happen when corrupt individuals occupy positions of trust.
Handel’s Radamisto returned to New York when Opera Lafayette movingly performed this early masterpiece.
Niccolò Jommelli, forgotten now, was quite well known in Italy and southern Germany in his day.
For all the company’s good intentions this opera-dance combo was not one of its happiest outings.
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.
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.
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.