“Il Bravo” review, Wexford Festival Opera, 21/10/18.

Extract of my review published on Bachtrack.com on 23/10/18.

If you happened to listen to Mercadante’s Il bravo blindly, you could almost swear you were listening to some unknown Verdi opera; except that Verdi’s first opera, Oberto, was only going to appear eight months later, while this was already Mercadante’s 44th opera! This is the sixth of the canon to be rediscovered at Wexford Festival Opera over the past twenty years, and one can easily understand why this is.

Director Renault Doucet goes for a split kind of staging… (continue reading on backtrack.com).

 

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