Behind the Green Umbrella: the US premiere of “Anais Nin” by Louis Andriessen
Sex and opera go together like condoms and KY. Scheming to remove another’s clothes and post-coital complications are the lubricants that enable operatic plots to thrust forward.
But could Louis Andriessen be taking things a little too far in his new opera, Anais Nin? Read my preview at the LA Weekly and decide for yourself.
Update: Listen to a preconcert talk with Louis Andriessen and Reinbert de Leeux here.