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TURANDOT at The Royal Opera House

March 7, 2014

I thought TURANDOT at the Royal Opera House was rather dull to be very honest. I have had this same experience at Covent Garden before – that feeling of being amongst such grandeur yet feeling completely empty. The whole production felt very forced with stiff performances. Irene Theorin was far too old to be a convincing “Princess Turandot”. The staging was epic but very static and conventional. All of the incredible imagination in the Opera productions I have seen recently by the ENO at the London Coliseum puts this dusty old effort into the shade.

The only redeeming feature of this production was the very good performance by the young Ailyn Perez who sings beautifully as the slave girl.

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