Duke Bluebeard’s Castle / The Rite of Spring, English National Opera 10xi2009

It’s good to disagree, and Peer and I certainly differed on this double bill.

I came out of the Coliseum impressed by Daniel Kramer’s disturbing interpretation of Bartók’s one-act two-hander, and entertained by Fabulous Beast’s performance of Stravinsky’s epoch-defining ballet; Peer deemed the evening incoherent, and thought the performances unengaging, and indeed somewhat trite. Continue reading “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle / The Rite of Spring, English National Opera 10xi2009”