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02 Oct 2005

Imagining That Handel Had Known Mobsters

By Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 1 October 2005]

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 - It has become so common to present Handel operas in modern dress that when the director Stephen Wadsworth gave his production of "Rodelinda" at the Metropolitan Opera last season an elegant 18th-century look, the concept seemed a daring theatrical stroke.

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