In tomorrow’s print edition of The Washington Post, and available now online, an interview with The Ghosts of Versailles composer John Corigliano.
Corigliano’s “The Ghosts of Versailles” took 12 years to write — it wasn’t even premiered until 1991, a full eight years after the centenary season — and it called for, in its original form, two orchestras, a huge cast and a full chorus. It also was funny, engaging and appealing, embracing a wide range of musical styles and successfully blending operatic tradition — it takes off from Mozart’s “Nozze di Figaro” — with a contemporary musical idiom. It was a rare new opera and a huge hit with both critics and audiences.
Read the whole article here.
And come to the show. But stop by my pre-performance talk first (an hour before curtain.) I’m bursting with things to tell you :)