opera notebook

some operas I have seen on video

Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Paladins (1760)
Théâtre du Châtelet, 2004

José Montalvo's highly energetic modern-dance interpretation of the many ballet interludes, combined with constantly moving projections, make this production too visually busy for its two-and-a-half hours; but it is an ambitious attempt at bringing Rameau's little-known comic opera into the 21st century.