June 3, 2014
“Pygmalion” in New York Magazine
5. See Pygmalion at Madame Tussauds
No jokes about lifeless singing, please.
Rameau’s one-act operatic setting of the Pygmalion story is, of course, about a narcissist creating another human being in his own image. What better setting for this tale of doubling than Madame Tussauds, where the wandering company On Site Opera will perform the work among the effigies? —Justin Davidson