Anne Washburn’s “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” is a charged show. It’s a part-comedy and part post-apocalyptic social commentary in which survivors work first to piece together an episode of “The Simpsons,” then to form a theater company that reenacts those scenes exclusively.
“La Reine de Saba,” a grand five act opera composed by Charles Gounod in 1862, reentered the stage for its American premiere on Sept. 22 at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. This tale of love, betrayal, and envy is being revived by the toils of the Odyssey Opera’s music director, Gil Rose.