Our New York operavores, Elizabeth Frayer and Shawn E Milnes, went to the Shostakovich opera on a special offer (there seem to be plenty of those about this season). Whaddaya know? They loved every dripping minute, especially the medicinal cough sweets.
Read them here.
(Reminder to Slipped Disc readers: Elizabeth Frayer and Shawn E Milnes are not professional critics. They are a young couple with a recent and fast-growing opera habit. We publish their fresh impressions as a counterweight to some of the wearier reviews that appear in print media.)