I gioielli della Madonna - Opera Holland Park, 23 July 2013
London operagoers in search of a spot of incest were spoilt for choice last night. Over at the Royal Albert Hall, Siegmund got acquainted with Sieglinde in Die Walküre. Just a mile away, moody Neapolitan blacksmith Gennaro was busy raping his slutty adoptive sister in the latest of Opera Holland Park's obscure verismo revivals, I gioielli della Madonna. Not all of OHP's past efforts have hit the mark, but these 'jewels' are a real 'buried treasure'. Oh yes.