The pandemic, a racial reckoning, and political instability all ask us to reframe the R/18 repertoire. Opera National de Paris and Against The Grain have returned to Rameau and Handel respectively with powerful results. This could be a powerful moment for re-invention, and we welcome your ideas. What are the plays, operas, afterpieces, or entertainments we need to revive? How might we discover a past that is never actually past to help navigate our future?
Rameau, Les Indies Galants, Opera National de Paris, 2019, chor. Sabine Devieilhe & Florian Sempey