Saturday, 17 March 2018

Iolanthe, the English National Opera

ENO brought a lot of fun to this production of Iolanthe, with witty costumes and stage designs (Paul Brown). All the roles were well cast and the chorus did the Lords proud!

Saturday, 10 March 2018

From the House of the Dead, the Royal Opera

Janáček's From the House of the Dead was not going to be an "easy listening" piece. The drama was intense and claustrophobic - perhaps that's intentional. Unlike Káťa Kabanová or Jenůfa where there was a greater story arc, The House was more choppy - including two plays within the opera. All in all a very intense evening.