The Marriage of Figaro, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

By Kate Molleson [Guardian, 31 October 2010]
Those three stars are a midway compromise: Scottish Opera’s new Figaro is great on stage, shoddy in the pit. Maybe the dichotomy’s apt for an opera about the foibles of above/below stairs relations – certainly conductor Francesco Corti seemed happy for singers and orchestra to have little to do with each other.