We had a splendid production year, all about couples - Bluebeard and Judith, A woman and a body, Ulisse and Penelope, and Beatrice and Benedict.
We opened our season with Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, conducted by Jane Glover, directed by Diane Paulus, and designed by Rafael Vinoly. Our couple here are Marc Le Brocq as Ulisse and Marie Lenormand (Penelope).
Our season continued with the double bill of Bluebeard's Castle and Erwartung. And we finished up with Beatrice and Benedict. Our couples went through every kind of complicated relationship. Such is life, and such is opera. Scroll down to the pictures below and those of you who have not yet experienced COT will get a sense of how we go about things. Serious stuff!
First you see Samuel Ramey and Krisztina Szabo in Bluebeard. Then Nancy Gustafson and the "body". And lastly there is a happier turn of events at the end of the season with Sandra Piques Eddy and Joseph Kaiser as B and B.