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23 April 2019 - 10 May 2019
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Accompanied by stuttering chords from Ivor Bolton’s rather ragged orchestra, it’s a declaration that lacks conviction, coherence, and one ultimately cast adrift on Britten’s ‘infinite sea’.
En el foso la dirección musical de Ivor Bolton resultó memorable. Quizás, por señalar un ejemplo de excelencia, la escena de los tambores me dejó impresionado: la calma cuajada de tensión de est
Overall, nevertheless, the staging works meticulously hand-in-hand together with the cast to execute a solid, well-prepared interpretation of the opera; one that palpably conveys the existentialistic
Unusually, it is the power of the story that makes Billy Budd such a good opera, and the strength of Britten's music does it justice.
Billy Budd is a great masterpiece... Sad that Covent Garden hasn't put it on for 20 years but even sadder that it could, and should, have been so much better.
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