I went to see the revival of La fille du régiment at the Royal Opera. It was as good as I saw it last time. There were a few tweaks to the production but the two big stars - Juan Diego Flórez and Natalie Dessay were splendid once again!
I quite forgot the first number in Porgy and Bess is Summertime! Beautifully sung by Nicole Cabell as Bess. On a whole, the chorus number was better sung than the solo numbers - where the diction was generally inadequate. The set (Michael Yeargan) was three-dimensional and worked really well with the many scenes in this work. John Wilson was in his elements in the pit and the orchestra responded with a rhythmic boisterous sound - the best part of the evening.