La Descente d'Ophee aux Enfers
St Paul Chapel, Trinity Church, Gotham Chamber Opera
by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
directed by Andrew Eggert, Music director Neil Goren,
Choreography by Doug Elkins
lights Mark Stanley , costumes Vita Tzykun, projection/ video S. Katy Tucker
Hair Make-up Anne Ford-Coates
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Reviews
Is half a great opera better than none?
by Paul Pelkonen
Jan 02, 2014 - Superconductor  
...In this case, the chancel and organ loft of St. Paul's, its white wooden spiral staircase and a simple purpose-built stage served as a multi-level set. The small period orchestra was tucked neatly under the balcony, using the "live" acoustic to imaginative effect. The white sets became simple projection surfaces too depict the hellish realm of Pluto (the imaginative landscape is by S. Katy Tucker)


 
La descente d’Orphée aux enfers
By: George Grella
Jan 02, 2014 - 
New York Classical Review
...The staging, from director Andrew Eggert and designer Julia Noulin-Merat, is built on knowledge of dramatic practice from the Sun King’s court, especially in the use of narrative choreography from Doug Elkins.
The stage platform sits in the chancel, under the organ’s loft, where the gods reside and to which Orphée ascends. There is no other setting, except for effectively lurid flame projections, from S. Katy Tucker, all around the nave in the second act.