Roberto Devereux

03 May




I saw a “live” Metropolits Opera of Roberto Devereaux in a Cinemax theater recently (Donizetti’s tragic opera, not the actual English Earl.) Fascinating, for me mostly to see how the opera differed from Elizabeth and Essex. Viewing it really confirms how uniquely great Errol was. Essex in this production pales in comparison to Flynn. (Perhaps a slap from Bette D. would have put some more zest in his performance.…

The Met’s ‘Roberto Devereux’ Is Dreary When It’s Not Plain Vulgar

— Tim


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