Greek Chic: Ermione Opera

A new production of Rossini's Ermione was first presented at the Dallas Opera in 2003 then at New York City Opera this spring with elegant sets by John Conklin, sumptuous costumes by Peter J. Hall, and lighting designed by Duane Schuler. Based on Racine's play, Andromaque, the opera tells the story of unhappy lovers in the Greek court of King Pirro. “The production was meant to be a background for the presentation of a mostly forgotten work, and certainly not meant to be literal

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