Allegra makes her debut with Brooklyn Opera Works as Echo in C.W. Gluck's rarely heard Baroque gem, Echo et Narcisse.
Based on the myth of Echo and Narcissus, Gluck's interpretation centers on the internal and external challenges that the lovers have to overcome in order to finally join in love's union.
Themes of vanity, narcissism, lust, and jealousy are explored playfully, as the wrath of a jealous God, the mischievous arrows of love, and human compassion compete to shape the lovers' fates. This updated production touches on contemporary issues of the seduction of self-imagery and features an original painting/backdrop by artist Eve Devore. The modern aesthetic of the production is contrasted by a Baroque chamber ensemble featuring period instruments, conducted by Tali Makell.