“Mark Morris is extraordinarily musical, there’s no other way to put it,” Panthaki said. Panthaki has appeared in other Mark Morris productions including his recent version of Handel’s Acis and Galatea and his now classic staging of Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato.
“Many of Mark’s works have become part of the standard repertoire in the hearts and minds of modern listeners,” she said. “If someone is going to put a concert production of Handel’s L’Allegro in New York, they might think twice about doing it because the work is so closely linked to Mark Morris. It’s almost impossible to think of L’Allegro without thinking of Mark. Dido is similar.”