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Dated and wasteful: Rusalka, at the Royal Opera House, reviewed

4 March 2023

9:00 AM

4 March 2023

9:00 AM


Royal Opera House, until 7 March

Ariadne auf Naxos

Grand Theatre, Leeds, and touring until 24 March

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Joonas Ahonen

Milton Court

Careful what you wish for. There can be no definitive way to stage an opera, and it’s the critic’s duty to keep an open mind. Still, we’ve all occasionally gazed at a white cube that represents an Alpine meadow, or watched a chivalric hero slouch across the stage in tracksuit bottoms, and felt our hearts slump.

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