The Ghosts of Versailles

LA Opera, 2015
Darko Tresnjak, Director

While “Ghosts” is still a grandiose endeavor, Mr. Conlon and Mr. Tresnjak, an excellent cast and an inspired design team reveal a clearer, lighter, brighter work than the one seen at the Met nearly 25 years ago.

New York Times

With an expensive stage set that rivals the royal opera house in Versailles…L.A. Opera’s production of The Ghosts of Versailles at the Chandler Pavilion is a visually stunning affair.

LA Weekly

It was a gamble that pays off brilliantly thanks to the exceedingly adroit direction by Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak (“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”); the architectural grandeur of Alexander Dodge’s set design and its fish-eye lens view of Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon theater; the lavish period costumes by Linda Cho; the choreography of Peggy Hickey; the sculptural lighting by York Kennedy; and the illustrative projections by Aaron Rhyne.

Los Angeles Daily News –

Alexander Dodge’s audaciously sumptuous, dream-like set paired with Aaron Rhyne’s impressive projection design create a feast for the eyes. The Ghosts of Versailles is a spectacle you must see to believe.

Stage Raw –