Geoff Elliott directs, streamlining the script. Frederica Nascimento’s scenic design makes the Sicilian scenes densely somber, the characters living within walls of thick black stone. Brightness and congeniality fill the Bohemian scenes, as the characters dance in pastoral beauty while life blooms all around them.
Leontes realizes his unrestrained jealousy has ruined his life and the lives of too many others. A happy ending, beautifully rendered, reminds us, as do all these productions this week, that we can’t always control others so we must learn to control ourselves.