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7 July 2018 - 21 July 2018
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The Italian conductor Nicola Luisotti drove the tempi way over the speed limit, which sometimes sent the tongue-twisting ensembles awry but gave the performance infectious zest.
Bryn Terfel is a joy to behold, utterly convincing in the title role of Verdi’s Falstaff back at the Royal Opera House. Indeed, it’s hard to decide which of his various Falstaff portrayals is best
So why does this production feel so under-energised? Part of the reason is Paul Steinberg’s design, an oak-panelled set on which the furniture is moved at such length between scenes that dramatic im
Nicola Luisotti gambolled through Verdi’s miracle of a score with plenty of attack, even if the orchestral playing betrayed a few end of season rough edges.
It takes an actor with an outsize personality to play Shakespeare’s “huge hill of flesh” in the theatre, and Bryn Terfel, enveloped in a voluminous, sagging fat suit, is the charismatic equivale
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