Les Vêpres Siciliennes,  Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Les Vêpres Siciliennes, Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Welsh National Opera’s new (to the UK – it first saw the light of day last spring in Bonn) show is a visual triumph. The costumes (Marie-Jeanne Lecca) and set (Raimund Bauer) are arresting. The latter is a series of frames, so the characters seem to be stepping in and...
Khovanshchina, Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Khovanshchina, Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Russian to destruction! by Lucien Jenkins After opening with some lovely woodwind playing, Musorgsky’s libretto (all his own work) sets up three groups in a 17th-century power struggle. Perhaps to help the audience navigate the politics, the costume design...