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09 May 2006

Cyrano de Bergerac, Royal Opera House, London

By Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 9 May 2006]

Whatever you do, don’t leave at the interval. For 2½ hours this operatic version of Edmond Rostand’s celebrated play about the nasally challenged Frenchman has all the vitality of a body gripped by rigor mortis and it seems impossible that the last 30 minutes could give it the kiss of life.

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