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16 June 2018 - 20 July 2018
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The current production at Covent Garden is a first revival of the version Richard Jones directed last autumn and it benefits from several small changes, which combat the inconsistencies of the earlier
La Boheme review at Royal Opera House, London – ‘an unforgettable portrayal of Musetta’.
D’autant que Nicola Luisotti dirige l’œuvre en un geste majestueux et généreux, excellemment secondé par un orchestre irréprochable et aux solistes inspirés.
Nicola Luisotti’s conducting did not help, either – although oddly, it often seemed rather in keeping with Jones’s vision (or lack thereof). Much, especially in the outer acts, was marmoreal; mu
Overall this production – much like the manifest squeaking and shuffling of props suggests – is more about the kind of presentation that it could have been than what it is.
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