Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Mozart Le nozze di Figaro - ROH

Claire Seymour reviews the Royal Opera House Mozart Le nozze di Figaro in Opera Today.

"The chandeliers glint and sparkle, under Paule Constable’s beautiful lighting; there are some breath-taking moments such as the fading into twilight between the final two Acts, as the interior of the chateau imperceptibly metamorphoses into an enchanted nocturnal garden. Costumes are similarly eye-catching and visually there is scarcely an anachronistic note - indeed, McCallin could probably teach the producers of Downton Abbey a thing or two about period detail. It’s a shame, then, that the shine seems to have been wiped off the drama itself, for this was a rather lacklustre and untidy performance of an opera which should fizz and glide along effortlessly."

Read the whole review in Opera Today HERE. 
(photo copyright Mark Douet, courtesy ROH)

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