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29 November 2017 - 13 January 2018
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Both operas got the reception you’d expect from a crowd pleaser sung, and played, extremely well. It’s hard to argue with that really.
Daniel Oren’s handling of the orchestra is this performance’s sole attribute that backs away from the verismo clichés.
On paper the cast seemed to fall into the interesting category, rather than traditional, yet all shed illuminated their roles and the whole grew together into a vibrant whole, definitely a memorable e
The appearance of Daniel Oren on the podium is rarely a guarantee of enlightenment, but in fairness he kept this ship in sail for at least half the evening.
We get singing – and acting – of the highest standard from Garanca, Hymel, and Keenlyside.
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