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New 'Figaro' is slick, cool and a lot of fun; The Marriage of Figaro English National Opera/ London Coliseum .....

Mar 16, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

At first my spirits plummeted. Any hopes of a brief escape into a world of Mozartian beauty were dashed at the sight of a set consisting of a large unadorned white box - of the sort that has been a cliché of avant-garde theatre for at least 50 years - with four doors. During the overture, another cliché emerged as the music was accompanied by an animated dumb show, in which the opera's characters, in modern clothes, dart in and out of the slamming doors in a frenetic farcical interchange remin...