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Offenbach’s characters are cartoons, and cartoons with human eyes aren’t more sympathetic; they’re just creepy. So the closer Rice stuck to the original scenario — the more she leaned into the
Sian Edwards returns to the ENO pit and brings mostly good work out of the orchestra although there was some lack lustre moments which failed to convince, perhaps this will find it’s groove, I’d l
Rice is new to this world, so perhaps she didn’t realise that operettas are supposed to be fast, fun and fizzy. In which case, the experienced conductor Sian Edwards should have set her straight.
There have been disasters elsewhere, too, though ENO is the chief culprit, and (after a miserable Merry Widow and a fearful Fledermaus) this one is the nail in the coffenbach. If you think that’s a
You might think that it’s important to like an opera if you’re going to direct it. Emma Rice seems to think otherwise. For her debut as an opera director, she undertook a piece she half-liked, or
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