Cyrano de Bergerac, Royal Opera House, London

By Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 9 May 2006]
Whatever you do, donít leave at the interval. For 2Ω hours this operatic version of Edmond Rostandís celebrated play about the nasally challenged Frenchman has all the vitality of a body gripped by rigor mortis and it seems impossible that the last 30 minutes could give it the kiss of life.