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Sensitive musical portraits clash with Calixto Bieito’s crude production of Schreker’s opera
A production with a chequered history turned out to be a triumph
There’s gore and madness in Prokofiev’s opera, but at its heart are the performances of the principals
Calixto Bieito’s production of Verdi’s opera has strong vocal performances but excessive emoting
Who better to stage Zimmermann’s tale of brutality than veteran provocateur Calixto Bieito?
Calixto Bieito’s wearing production is redeemed by strong performances and fine music
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