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ENO's Indian Queen reviewed: Peter Sellars's bold new production needs editing

Plus: when do we stop hoping for better and start admitting that the technological experiments of Silent Opera just don’t work?

7 March 2015

9:00 AM

7 March 2015

9:00 AM

The Indian Queen

English National Opera, in rep until 14 March


Silent Opera, in rep until 8 March

When is an opera not an opera? How much can you strip and peel away, or extend and graft on to the genre, before it simply ceases to be itself? These questions dominated a week in which directors turned vivisectors for new productions — reimaginings — of Purcell’s Indian Queen (ENO) and Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Silent Opera).

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