This is Rameau. Not opera, but opéra-ballet, a genre that to contemporary tastes may be just too exquisite by half. Instead of plot, expect moving tableaux set in Turkey, Peru, Persia, and wherever it is that “Savages” come from. The pleasures, for those with the taste, lie in layer upon layer of nuance. —M.G.
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