Director's Notes: Così fan tutteBy Atom EgoyanPosted in 18/19
For those familiar with Così fan tutte, this production will be immediately surprising in two ways. (…) In Così, librettist Lorenzo da Ponte shows us that while reason and clear thinking is to be held above all else, it is often made unreliable because of shifting emotion.[READ MORE]
HADRIAN Synopsis and Librettist's NotesBy Daniel MacIvorPosted in 18/19
Thomas Hampson (Hadrian) and Isaiah Bell (Antinous) rehearsing a scene from Hadrian.
Spoiler Alert: This synopsis reveals key plot elements.
The last night of Hadrian’s life. In Tibur, outside Rome.
Hadrian is gravely ill and grieving the death of his lover Antinous. After a year of preparations, Antinous’ body is to be entombed. Hadrian’s entourage feels Hadrian will die tonight, from either sickness or sadness.[READ MORE]
Director's Notes: EUGENE ONEGIN's Robert CarsenBy COC StaffPosted in 18/19
Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin, based on Pushkin’s verse novel of the same title, has come to represent Russian character and emotion at its most intense. When Michael Levine and I developed on our production for the Metropolitan Opera, we sought to find a poetic response to this most intensely subjective and emotive of operas.[READ MORE]
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