Articles about Staging

Man of the Theater
Opera News (2016) Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 4

Bondy's elegant, spare 2001 realization of "The Turn of the Screw" from the Aix Festival is testament to his genius for letting a work speak for itself, and to his sympathetic artistic partnership with conductor Daniel Harding and soprano Mireille ...

Origin of the Species
Opera (2016) Vol. 67, No. 6, pp. 689-694
Discomfort Zone
Opera News (2016) Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 32-35

Take the classic ABCD operas that fill out the standard opera season--"Aida" (race and militarism); "La Bohème" (gender politics and ageism); "Carmen" (sexual violence and male domination); "Don Giovanni" (rape). Theater is, in general, a lot more sophisticated when it ...