The Royal Opera House has revived Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable, a work that hadn't been performed in that storied theater in 122 years. (The Met hasn't staged it since 1884!) Critical reaction has been mixed:
- Barry Millington, London Evening Standard
- Paul Levy, WSJ
- Tim Ashley, The Guardian
- Sameer Rahim, The Telegraph
- Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph
- Finn Pollard, Where's Runnicles?
- Mark Berry, Boulezian
General background:Judge for yourself, by listening to Robert on BBC 3. The recording is available for several more days.