Having explored for over three decades in the world of post-modern dance, Brown stepped into the world of opera to direct Claudio Monteverdi's L’Orfeo (1998).

from Orfeo
Photo by Johan Jacobs, 1998
In L'Orfeo, Brown achieved the total integration of music, text, and movement, creating what a reviewer from London’s Daily Telegraph called “as close to the perfect dance opera as I have ever seen.” Since then, Brown has gone on to direct four more operas, including, Luci Mie Traditrici (2001), Winterreise (2002), and Da Gelo a Gelo (2006). Her last opera, Pygmalion (2010), features full evening of Baroque opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau including excerpts of Hippolyte et Aricie, with music by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, lights by Jennifer Tipton, costumes by Elizabeth Cannon and set by Brown. Pygmalion includes Brown’s two dance works L’Amour au théâtre (2009) and Les Yeux et l’âme (2011).

See Trisha Brown Dance Company's Opéra Repertory.

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