English National Opera: The Barber of Seville

Before going to this ENO production I had read that it was a National Institution (sic). Then, well, how low standards! I found the production boring, slightly dumb, with a slapstick humor too old fashioned. Settings were too-sweet and too-cute. Characters were plain, with an timorous/stupid Almaviva even making fun of himself. There was no intelligence in Figaro neither picardy in Rosina. Griffiths conducting missed a lot details in the music while exaggerating other parts.

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