Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau. Lyric Opera of Melbourne. Director: James Cutler. Conductor: Pat Miller. Chapel off Chapel. April 5 – 9, 2016
Lyric Opera love a challenge, and the more obscure the choice the better. This was the biggest one yet, but they triumphed magnificently.
Rameau’s Pygmalion is a one act opera in the form of an “acte de ballet”, which has large tracts of ballet, and a very light plot. The potential for boredom was immense, but in this production there was always something happening, and it was always interesting.