How people take leave of a job says a great deal about them. This summer marks the last for Jay Lesenger as Chautauqua Opera’s general and artistic director.
My mistake. I initially assumed that the Chautauqua Opera production of Macbeth would be in Norton Hall, a natural setting for this midsize masterpiece of Verdi’s early maturity. Only on my arrival did I realize that it was booked as a one-off in the Amphitheater. Could Macbeth really fill the space à la Aida?
Clarity is perhaps the most important concept to Chautauqua Opera Company General and Artistic Director Jay Lesenger while he is leading a production, and Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth is no exception.
MEGAN TAN | File Photo Chautauqua Opera Company General and Artistic Director Jay Lesenger is entering his last season at…