Started by Larry Rinkel, May 03, 2007, 07:53:26 PM
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Quote from: knight on May 04, 2007, 01:40:20 AMI have rarely been so utterly bored as I was watching this opera in a Mark Morris production in Edinburgh. Evidently he has rethought it a great deal. There was basically no action apart from the dancers who mostly daisy chained in high stepping skips round and round. Orfeo was kept towards the back of the stage for most of the evening and could hardly be heard across the lackluster HIP orchestra. Hogwood managed to flatten out all sense of sprung rhythm. I was not alone in being bored and have avoided Morris and what I felt was by then his typical stick ever since. He was conspicuously dancing, or lumping, about dressed as a woman and weighing what any other two dancers together would. A totally dismal evening. But I am glad your experience was so different. Perhaps Morris listened to some frank feedback.Mike
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