Armide at Grimeborn
I have to start this review standing how brave Ensemble OrQuesta guys are for accomplishing the enormous task of staging Lully’s Armide. It requires a big amount of work for musicians, singers, choir, staging…
Second is to thank all of them (and Grimeborn and Arcola Theatre) for bringing us a baroque French opera to London. This repertoire is not popular at all in the UK (the next chance to see a French Baroque opera will be Rameau’s Dardanus by the English Touring Opera).
Everything in this production was taken care of, down to the finest details, with excellency. Singers were pretty good and the orchestra brilliant, specially the continuo.
A very enjoyable night. I’ll be looking forward for the next production from Ensemble OrQuesta.