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Haymarket moves from Baroque to Classical with Joseph Haydn’s ‘Desert Island’ treasure

Sep 19, 2016 – 6:59 pm
Haymarket Opera presents Haydn's L’isola disabitata at the Atheneum Theatre, dress rehearsal, Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Review: A sense of joyous buoyancy is the hallmark of productions at the Haymarket Opera Company, where lovingly honed details go hand in hand with imaginative concepts for historical sources. The latest is Haydn’s charming chamber opera “L’isola disabitata” (The Desert Island), first performed at the court theater of the Hungarian Prince Esterhazy. Thus Haymarket departs from its customary Baroque repertoire and races toward the modern sounds of 1779.