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Two operas in a week and two odd, Anthony Powell-ish coincidences. Jonathan Miller's wonderful production of Così fan tutte is having its sixth revival at Covent Garden, and Sir Jonathan seems to have changed his mind again about how the story ends. In his original version, I seem to remember, the two boys leave the two girls and go off with each other at the end - though whether this has homoerotic overtones I don't remember. In one of the recent revivals, I seem to recall that there was an ambiguity about whether the original pairings were restored; but in this week's revision, they all seem resigned to make the best of a mediocre thing.  


[from The Cock Tavern Theatre's La Boheme]

February 6, 2010 3:49 PM | | Comments (0)

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