Tonight I am going to attend a dress rehearsal of Hercules, one of Handel's operas. It's very exciting, and sounds like it's going to be an interesting visual experience along with the musical. From the site:
The stage, carpeted in sand, evokes the scale of a Greek amphitheater. The 32-member choir, in contemporary dress, performs as both a traditional chorus and a roving crowd. And the singers sustain the totemic quality of their roles while moving about the set, which is bare except for a massive statue of Hercules, shattered into pieces.
Now who wouldn't want to see that???
Everything I've seen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has been really good, and I'm sure this will be no different. I love the work of William Christie's Les Arts Florissants, and am really looking forward to the performance tonight.