|Date and venue||Title|
Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall
|Gloom, doom, stormy seas, and a Dutchman flown over from Zurich: A concert Flying Dutchman in London|
|Opera being a strongly visual art form as well as a musical one, the idea of a pure concert performance seems a little strange to those unfamiliar with the form. However, removing the necessity for singers to run around (often in uncomfortable-looking costumes), negotiate (sometimes uncooperative) props and scenery, and bodily convey their thoughts and feelings in a manner visible to amphitheatre Row W, allows for 100% concentration on the music, in particular the expression of character and emotion through voice alone.|
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