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14 Jul 2006

Don Pasquale, Royal Opera House, London

By Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 13 July 2006]

For such an experienced Donizetti conductor, Bruno Campanella makes heavy weather of the Overture. Hardly a phrase is allowed to pass without being held up for examination, as if the music is stuck at traffic lights that refuse to turn green – symbolic, perhaps, of a revival that never really gets going.

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