In Review: Faircloth's "Agrippina" with Ars Lyrica is "wildly successful"


"Ars Lyrica, Houston's preeminent early music ensemble, under the sparkling direction of Matthew Dirst, has staged an utterly magnificent production of George Frideric Handel's first international smash hit: his baroque opera seria Agrippina (1709). This opera rarity is the company's first fully staged work, and it's wildly successful. With this peerless production, Ars Lyrica pays Handel the greatest homage. The show has style, wit, glorious singing, elegant design." - Houston Press