Il barbiere di Siviglia, Royal Opera House, London

Breakfast? A piece of the tenor please…
By Anna Picard [Independent, 1 January 2006]
Wrapped up in pastel paper and topped off with a crescent moon, Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser’s latest Rossini opera for Covent Garden is instantly identifiable as theirs. Stars twinkle in an azure sky. A lissom hero serenades his love in a Saturday Night Fever suit. But where are the post-modern furnishings, the pop-up beds and the tight physical comedy?