Eichberg: Glare ***
Linbury Studio, 14th November 2014
An operatic thiller? Can such a thing exist? Søren Nils Eichberg’s opera Glare tries hard to convince, at least initially. An edgy score and a succession of quick scene changes swiftly introduce characters and relationships, but the pace slackens in a long central scene and the opera is hampered by a poor libretto. When you spot the denouement coming a mile off, the result is less than thrilling.
In Glare, Eichberg and his librettist, Hannah Dübgen, express a desire to explore issues of identity and reality. Can ‘perfection’ be attained, or is it just a falsehood?
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