Just Nathan

A musical offering, in parts
December 16, 2002
Choose Life

We saw Sophie's Choice at the Royal Opera House this evening. It's dreadful to admit that I'll remember it more for its length than its music. It could easily have been cut by over an hour and gained momentum.

It was nevertheless an exciting occurence, to be one of the first people in the world to hear a new work (I know it wasn't the first night). The music was captivating and had strong teutonic echoes (Schoenberg I think) and the singers were excellent. Unlike the ENO, I could hear every word, in English, clearly.

Supper at Cafe Lazeez was excellent, although our early start meant a limited bar menu.

Posted by nathan at December 16, 2002 11:48 PM

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