Strauss’s opera reluctantly enters the Battle of Britain courtesy of a young German director

“But then again Julia Müer’s rather unprepossessing set hardly suggests realism and once the Vaudevillians (the commedia dell’arte element) arrive, led with showbizzy vivacity by Laura Claycomb’s Zerbinetta (pictured below right), all bets are off as to where we might be headed.”

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Edward Seckerson, The Arts Desk