Dueling duels Dueling duels

Mr. Wilson’s production concept, according to his liner notes, has more to do with Paris at the time of the premiere and a “world of memory” than it does with the storytelling of civil war in medieval Spain.

on June 29, 2020 at 1:58 PM
Jawdropper Jawdropper

Robert Wilson is many things: a visionary (certainly); an iconoclast, artist, director, and designer of sets, lighting, costumes, movement (and furniture). Yet his work is never boring (well, at least not intentionally).

on June 16, 2020 at 3:24 PM
From a distance From a distance

The opening night of the Canadian Opera Company’s 2019-20 season was all about the Wilsons.

on September 30, 2019 at 4:18 PM
Ceci n’est pas un ‘Trovatore’ Ceci n’est pas un ‘Trovatore’

America’s longest-standing theatrical lightning rod, Robert Wilson premiered his ethereal, time-collapsing production of Le trouvère.

on October 02, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Back to the Beach Back to the Beach

“Is a work an opera simply because its creators choose to call it one?”

on September 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM

“Hey the line forms, on the right dear / Now that Macheath’s back in town / You’d better lock your doors, and call the law / Because Macheath’s back in town.” So concludes Marc Blitzstein’s famous English translation of the song that opens Die Dreigroschenoper.

on October 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM