Five operas in a space of seven days may seem like a tall order but somehow I managed to do all of them. The range included works by Fringe companies like Opera Vera (read review here) and Unexpected Opera as well as those at the Covent Garden and English National Opera (ENO). To my delight it was an even spread that pretty much captured the kind of operas happening in London – and my, (oh, my) there are plenty!
Royal Opera House: L’Étoile, Covent Garden ★★★★
However I must admit that the music glows and is highly addictive. The ROH Chorus sing wittingly to Couplets du Pal as they celebrate King Ouf’s execution by impalement (yeah, I know – it’s very weird!) By the end of it, I was humming a few catchy songs I hadn’t heard before including Le chartreuse verte.