Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Hansel and Gretel Glyndebourne Prom
Concert stagings are an art form. The more rigorous the constraint, the more depends on the wit of the director. No scenery to fall back on. At this Prom, the witch's house was a miniature mock-up of the Royal Albert Hall itself, which does kind of look like a round domed cake. Haha! Resist the temptation to read deeply into that. They didn't do a giant pork barrel. Here is Opera Today's description of Prom 61.