A Polished Team
Heritage Opera's 'Don Giovanni',
reviewed by RODERIC DUNNETT
Touring opera companies can sometimes achieve results way beyond what might reasonably be expected from an ensemble that reliest on slim funds, modestly rewarded young singers, slim, intimate premises, and its own vital flair and intelligence to produce a cogent, attractive and — often enough — impressive, exciting and authentic production of one of the great operatic classics.
Now ten years old — it was founded in 2006 — Heritage Opera is one of those companies that is most gifted in this way. It has performed a sterling service by making available to audiences in (especially) the North West of England — and now further afield — serviceable stagings of the classics, from Puccini (a vigorous La bohème, strikingly touching Madam Butterfly and a miraculously powerful Tosca), Verdi (a poignant recent La traviata), Rossini (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Donizetti (L'Elisir d'amore) to Bizet's Carmen and Britten (a notably haunting Turn of the Screw).
But there is more...
Copyright © 4 July 2016