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The Royal Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Highly original and visually arresting, but let down by the vocal music
6 Oct 13 / The Observer
Ben Frost's opera based on Iain Banks's novel is baffling and features too much half-stoned droning
5 Oct 13 / Telegraph
The huge theatrical potential of Iain Banks’s story is wasted in composer Ben Frost’s adaptation
4 Oct 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Ben Frost’s austere production is more sound installation than opera
4 Oct 13 / Evening Standard
This tense, vividly communicated and claustrophobic production is not for the faint-hearted
4 Oct 13 / The Stage
A mind-numbingly pretentious 75 minutes
4 Oct 13 / Independent
Yet another 'radical', cross-genre operatic collaboration comes a cropper
3 Oct 13 / The Arts Desk
Production details
Cast
De Wilde, Richter, Wallentin
(c) n/a (d) Frost
Performance dates
2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 October 2013
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