opera notebook

some operas I have seen on video

Hector Berlioz, Les Troyens (1863)
Palau de les Arts, Valencia, 2009

Snakes 2, Laocoön 0
Snakes 2, Laocoön 0

Certainly a lively production, with a robo-Trojan-Horse, a boxing-match ballet, hordes of chorus members in Star Wars outfits and hockey uniforms, Death-Star decor, dangling super-snakes, all manner of harnesses that haul singers through the air, sometimes upside down …