The Theater Through the Looking Glass offers a modern reading of the Iolanthe.
The story of a blind girl living in a fictitious world, protected from all sorts of problems, is the story of a spiritual blindness, the inability to feel and empathize. Iolanthe is cured of the ailment and sees only when he discovers love. Iolanta - the last work of Tchaikovsky, written by him shortly before his death. This is the lightest and lyrical of his opera, ending with the triumph of light and love.