Opera reviews: Tosca and The Fairy Queen

Opera reviews: Tosca and The Fairy Queen
 

Set in the turbulent Rome of 1800, its fight between good and evil has a beautiful diva trapped into a sordid sexual bargain with a sadistic Chief of Police for the life of her artist lover.   
It is nothing less than full-on melodrama and everything hangs on the ability of the three main protagonists to sweep the audience along with them. 
The revival by Donna Stirrup of Catherine Malfitano’s 2010 staging doesn’t have such an effect this time around. Welsh tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones, returning as Cavaradossi, is in fine voice from the start, setting the pace from his first aria Recondita... read more

 
16 October 2016 in Entertainment, Views: 48
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