Angoel (angoel) wrote,
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So I went to see Don Carlos. As I suspected and hoped it would be, it turned out to be a very effective production, and one which doesn't make me regret my previous (unseen) recommendation.

Performed in the Windsor Guildhall, it takes advantage of the sumptuous surroundings and an effective sound stage to do away with the need for scenery, allowing a generally strong cast to shine through. There were some quibbles with the performances - the Princess of Eboli lacked conviction in her uncertainties of desire, and the Inquisitor did not have the sledgehammer forcefulness his role would have loved - but these imperfections were steamrollered by the conviction of the others and a tight script. Worthwhile seeing.
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