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Too clever by half,
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This review is from: Meyerbeer: Robert Le Diable [Bryan Hymel, Patrizia Ciofi, John Relyea] [Opus Arte: OA1106D] [DVD]  [NTSC] (DVD)
I went to a great deal of trouble and expense to see this at the ROH and was rather disappointed that a masterpiece they have not put on for so long should be treated in this rather odd way. The DVD really confirms for me what I thought - this is a masterpiece that deserves better. Laurent Pelly's direction is just too clever for words and he almost ignores the spirit of the piece. On the other had it is well sung and I would commend this DVD to anyone interested in Meyerbeer's music.
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Initial post: 24 Oct 2013 17:16:56 BDT
Guy Mannering says:
I totally agree with you about the production. Well sung though.
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