“English National Opera’s unique ‘Drive and Live’ production of La bohème stood up to the year’s setbacks with immense Technicolor confidence, ingenuity and charm, delivered in spades by a sensational young cast.” Shortlisted in the ‘Opera and Music Theatre’ category alongside Vopera’s virtual production of L’enfant et les sortilèges and Opera Holland Park’s full season.Continue reading “‘Drive & Live’ Bohème shortlisted for an RPS award”
The Spectator Review: I pounded my car horn like a Neapolitan cabbie: ENO’s drive-in Bohème reviewed
“PJ Harris’s production takes the whole bizarre situation and goes large with it. The location is the carpark itself, with the Bohemians as north London crusties slumming it in classic VW campervans. The Café Momus is a streetfood truck and Alcindoro (John Savournin) and Musetta (Soraya Mafi) razz up in a drop-top Mercedes (registration BIGContinue reading “The Spectator Review: I pounded my car horn like a Neapolitan cabbie: ENO’s drive-in Bohème reviewed”
English National Opera brings live Puccini and musical feeling to a north London car park. Read Richard Fairman’s review here.
“PJ Harris’ drive-in staging provides an exuberant contemporary take on Puccini’s classic.” Read George Hall’s review here.