The staging of French baroque opera presents unique challenges for a 21st century director: it is an orchestral event, a singing event, a dancing, literary, and costume event. Mr. Pynkoski will examine how Opera Atelier combines these elements to create a production of Médée which pays homage to the 17th century while embracing today’s world. Médée will be presented from April 22–29, 2017. The lecture will be in English and will be accompanied by a song recital performed by the soloists Olivier Laquerre and Kevin Skelton. Marshall Pynkoski is the founder of Opera Atelier and co-artistic director with Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg.
*Lecture in english