Opera – ‘The Merchant of Venice’, Royal Opera House, 20th July 2017

I suppose I’d better be upfront from the beginning. I probably shouldn’t be reviewing this one since we left at the interval. Yes, it was THAT bad. I’m never that big of an opera fan anyway, but have lots of friends who love it so often go with them. This one however, was a mistake. Dark oppressive sets were matched by dark oppressive music. Despite knowing the story well having studied it at school, I found the narrative hard to follow.

Overall: Do what we didn’t manage to do… Save your ticket money and spend it on gelato instead!

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