Wednesday, 2 July 2008

HOT: Le Nozze di Figaro, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Delightfull and light-hearted (albeit a bit too long), Le Nozze di Figaro remains my favourite opera - it's filled with gorgeous lilting melodies, from the overture to Cherubino's charming arias, which means I don't have to follow the surtitles for much of it but can just let the music take over. This production has a fantastic classical stage set and makes the most of the opportunities for comedy. I think most of the audience enjoyed it as much as I did, enthusiastically bravo-ing the cast, especially Aleksandra Kurzak as Susanna and Anna Bonitatibus as Cherubino, and one man boomed out 'cinque....dieci....trenta' as he left the opera house.

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