My friend David Schweizer is directing The Love Potion, and he reports that it is coming together well in rehearsal. It is a very unusual piece (not really written as an opera, but it has been staged), and its dramatic and musical riches seem to call out for a theatrical presentation. BLO's performances (in its Annex series) will take place in an equally unusual space – a soaring domed hall at the Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline – that seems right out of Parisfal, somehow appropriate for a telling of the Tristan story from the world of Arthurian mythology. It seems an event not to be missed.
We start with an interview:
…and then, as I indicated above, a few excerpts from Martin’s varied output: