18 Jul 2011

Tosca, Royal Opera House/La Rondine, Opera Holland Park


By Rupert Christiansen [Daily Telegraph, 18 July 2011]
Bitter experience suggests that star-studded and tremendously expensive opera productions sponsored by luxury brands turn out to be sad artistic disappointments, and I had a cynical feeling that this Rolex-cushioned Royal Opera revival of Tosca would turn out to be a dud.