Nothing Serious

PATRICK DILLON admits that some of his favorite moments in opera are on the lighter side.

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Virtue, Love and Fortune in Robert Carsen's 2008 Glyndebourne staging of L'Incoronazione di Poppea
© Mark Ellidge/ArenaPAL 2014
Like a good French chef, a good opera composer knows the trick: first whet the appetite with something light and tempting; then, midway in the musical meal, serve up some further light refreshment to ...

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