Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Messiah @ English National Opera


My first opera. My flatmate was in it, so I had incentive! but the stage sets were fantastic. This is the only picture I can find which sort of shows the glass coffin shaped boxes, but the set in Act 1 was also amazing, with hundreds of bulbs descending from above, and a glossy black floor, which sitting so high up in the cheap seats, was really reflective. More of a moving installation of sculpture, singing, projections and dance. All the old buffers in the audience did not seem to like this very contemporary interpretation, but for me it was a piece of 3 hour magic.

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