I went to see Opera Lafayette's production of Monsigny's 1762 comic opera Le roi et le fermier at the Rose Theater, and I wrote about it for Bachtrack:
Opera Lafayette has uncovered a fascinating work in their revival of Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny’s 1762 comic opera Le roi et le fermier (The King and the Farmer). The Washington, D.C.-based company is dedicated to “the French 18th-century opera repertoire and its precursors, influences, and artistic legacy,” and presented a single performance on tour in Lincoln Center’s Rose Theatre before taking it to Versailles next week.You can read the full review here. No further comment because now I have to write about last night's Götterdämmerung, except that the fact that there is a group in the US performing Monsigny operas makes me very happy. Also, "Opera Lafayette" is a clever name for an American group concentrating on eighteenth-century opera.