[NOTE: This entry has been updated (1) as of 7:20 PM Eastern on 23 Aug. See below.]
Beautiful staging, but all wrong. Needs more dark, more gothic (lowercase "g"). Mostly bright, 1950s quasi-Mies or -International Style just doesn't cut it. See the full opera for yourself here for the next couple weeks or so. ⚫ Fine performances from all, musically and dramatically, chamber orchestra included. The kid was super-fine. ⚫ Still can't accept a tenor as Quint. The character demands a dark baritone. ⚫ Britten and his librettist stripped the opera of the ambiguity of the original tale. Bad decision, huge loss. ⚫ We're crazy for Glyndebourne. That beautiful, intimate theater is one day going to force us to spend money we don't have just to experience it in the flesh. We'd love to hear and see the entire Mozart canon done there, one opera after the other in chronological order. Heaven!
Update (7:20 PM Eastern on 23 Aug): For a further remark on this opera, see this S&F entry.