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Ensemble

Technicolour Redemption?

Two Puccini works at Opera North,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER

 

No, Puccini and I just don't get on. I'm not denying his grasp of theatrical effect; I simply don't like what he does with it. But then, there's the sure touch with which he handles an orchestra; about ten minutes into Il Tabarro, following its Debussy-ish opening, the heretical thought occurred to me that maybe it would be improved by leaving out the voices and just playing it as an orchestral work.

Be that as it may, following a new production of Gianni Schicchi early in 2015, Opera North has completed the trilogy with a revival of its 2004 production of Il Tabarro, and a new staging of Suor Angelica...

Copyright © 2 December 2016 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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GIACOMO PUCCINI

SUOR ANGELICA

GISELLE ALLEN

DAVID POUNTNEY

OPERA NORTH

NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL

NOTTINGHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

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