La forza del destino - Opera Holland Park, 6 August 2010
Destiny? It's coincidence and misunderstanding that motor this credulity-testing plot. Martin Duncan has opted for a barely-there approach, perhaps hoping to spotlight the personal drama and skim over the rest. The otherwise empty stage is populated with scores of paint-splattered chairs, helpful in delineating the space as chapel or inn where required, a mystifying intrusion elsewhere, especially when suspended jiggling from the roof.