Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Idomeneo at Royal Opera

The singers: Franco Fagioli as Idamante was pretty good - full of drama. Matthew Polenzani was a profound Idomeneo. And under the baton of Marc Minkowski, this Mozart set piece came to life musically. As for the production, I wasn't convinced by Annette Murschetz's set design, nor Martin Kušej's direction (the whole Nepture / Wedding scene just didn't work). Next.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Fully Committed at the Chocolate Factory



This one-man show by Kevin Bishop was truly amazing. Bishop portrayed effectively the full spectrum of characters who might pass through the phone / door of a top notch restaurant in Manhattan. There was hilarity and sadness, ups and downs, as well as plot development. Fabulous!