Reviews for "Teseo" by George Friederic Handel
"In the second production of his final season as general director of Chicago Opera Theater, Brian Dickie is taking his leave in much the same way he began 13 years ago, by offering his audience a worthwhile Baroque rarity sung at the highest level by a young, talented cast."
- Chicago Tribune
"Highly Recommended. Chicago Opera Theater has another winner with the Chicago premiere of yet another little- known Handel opera."
- Chicago Sun-Times
"With the most consistent cast and a supremely stylish staging, Teseo was far and away the most successful of the company's Medea series."
- Chicago Classical Review
"The production by James Darrah, with settings by François-Pierre Couture and darkly moody lighting by Julian Pike, was a pointed example of economic minimalism with no sacrifice of theatrical dazzle." - Opera News
"Another hit for Chicago Opera Theater"- Musical America
"The very operatic Medea trilogy has ended splendidly."
- Chicago Stage Style
"Teseo a Tour de Force for Darrah and COT"- Clef Notes
"4 stars. Interesting thing about very old opera done with imagination and zeal: It comes back to life with the energy and edge it must have borne when it was new."- Chicago On the Aisle
The third time is the charm, as it turns out. Taken as a whole, this (Medea) cycle stands as one of the most important artistic initiatives COT has brought us."- New City Chicago
"Unsurprisingly, given that COT rarely misses, the staging succeeds on its own terms, bids fair for this season to deliver COT's 'opera less ordinary' mission statement, and provides a satisfying conclusion to the long-term mythological arc." - Chicago Edge
"Under the animated baton of Conductor Michael Beattie, George Frideric Handel's opera fills the theater with loving, lusting and loathing."
- Chicago Theater Beat
"The magic of this production came from the humanity of the characters, expressed in the exquisite emotion-laden arias and ensembles of Handel's score." - Opera con Brio