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25 Jan 2010

War and Peace, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

By Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 25 January 2010]

It is a popular misconception that masterpieces arrive in fixed form, like a gift from heaven. Some of the most successful operas - Carmen, Don Carlos, Boris Godunov , to name but three - have extremely messy histories, and until recently no one bothered if the edition was bowdlerised.

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