Wednesday, 29 October 2008

I went to see Puccini's opera 'Tosca' last night at the Grand Theatre here in Leeds...

It was good but not brilliant and the bit I still can't really take is the way the directors at Opera North ruin the settings for these great operatic masterpieces. Tosca is set in a church not a post office! Scarpia is the Chief of Police not a sex crazed slathering politician.

Still, looking at the positives, the orchestra were really good, Scarpia had a fantastic voice and Tosca was beautiful, if for me simply not powerful enough singing Tosca's great aria Vissi D'Arte. All in all a good night at the opera!

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