The show, part of the Harriman-Jewell Series’ 50th anniversary celebration, was glorious stuff: a mix of movement and music that’s on par with any show anywhere in the world.
We got evocative choreography from Morris. We got gorgeous costumes by Isaac Mizrahi. We got lighting by Michael Chybowski that advanced the narrative without being intrusive. We got a soaring soprano, two supple tenors and a booming baritone. And we got a full choir in the pit, mostly made up of students from William Jewell College. We heard Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s arrangement brought to life by conductor Colin Fowler, a Kansas City, Kan., native and graduate of the Juilliard School.