April 28th, 2004

Fishy Circumstances

Lully's Persée

I went to see Opera Atelier's production of Lully's Persée tonight. I've yet to be disappointed by any of their productions, including this one. It was sumptuously lavish and beautifully sung - the only vocal weaknesses were in a few of the bit parts. And I had the best seat I've ever had for an Opera Atelier performance. Colin bought it at my commission only two weeks ago, but I lucked out in two different ways: firstly, I had a very centrally located seat; secondly, although the auditorium was crowded, the three seats in front of me were vacant throughout the performance, so there were no heads anywhere near my sightlines!

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It was a mesmerizing performance, if you asp me. We were chained to our rocks by the sibilant sonorousness which the production produced.