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The sonic equivalent of a Starbucks Eggnog Latte: ENO’s It’s a Wonderful Life reviewed

3 December 2022

9:00 AM

3 December 2022

9:00 AM

It’s a Wonderful Life

London Coliseum, in rep until 10 December

Orpheus in the Underworld

Royal College of Music

Whoosh! A digital starburst, a sweep of orchestral sound and the stage of the Coliseum is alive with dancing, whirling snowflakes. Floating in the heavens is the soprano Danielle de Niese; below her in the darkness, the truss bridge that we all know – because we’ve all seen It’s a Wonderful Life – is where the turning point of the story will occur, a couple of hours from now.

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