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Peter Sellars doing the Usual,
This review is from: Handel : Theodora [DVD]  [NTSC] (DVD)
David Daniels must have been underwhelmed to be plonked into an orange polyester boiler suit for this job. A metaphor too far for me. The voices are exquisite, Lorraine Hunt's melancholy, Dawn Upshaw's crystalline voice and David Daniels bringing some balls to the countertenor sound, fab. I saw it on the Beeb, probably with James Naughtie floating round beforehand sounding like a Portknockie Queen. It was all looking a bit camp and not unlike the stuff Mark Morris used to drive middle Edinburgh wild before the property market slowed down. A cd would be better.
There would be five stars but for the visuals.