Bruce: Nothing *****
Glyndebourne, 27th February 2016
It’s not uncommon for television adaptations to inspire viewers to pick up the original novel. Across the country, sales of Tolstoy and Dickens are surely up this winter following the BBC serialisation of War and Peace and the clever drama that was Dickensian. Does opera ever do the same? La traviatacertainly led me to read La Dame aux camélias (many times) and I keep meaning to summon the effort to read Don Quixote. However, the source of David Bruce’s new opera is already in my virtual shopping basket, so thrilling is the resulting stage work.
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