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MEDEA, Dead Scanner...

Ventured out into hideous, bonechilling twilight Wednesday to see the MEDEA dress at the Coli with helenraven   It isn't really my kind of opera, as a little Baroque goes a long way with me. I'd never seen it before, though, and it turned out a lot more involving than I was expecting.  We were stuck in the balcony, which never does my height pgobia much good, and the vertiginous (but very impressive-) set made me feel  rather ill, until I got used to it. It was quite a brilliant production, though. The singers, led by the admirable Sarah Connolly really seemed to be into their roles to an unusual degree, especially given the raging OTT-ness of their characters. They managed to come across as very human. Lynne Page's wonderfully camp choreography, executed by some ultra-athletic dancers provided some grand comic relief. It's a fairly long piece, but it didn't drag, and while I wouldn't put MEDEA on my list of favourite operas, it's certainly worth a visit, and you probably won't find a better production ( Directed by David McVicar-) than this one.       helenraven, who also approved highly of the proceedings, mentioned in an interval that she'd seen SINISTER, and I might like it... I actually had the rented DVD at home, but hadn't watched it yet. I got around to it today and it really is pretty creepy, with especially good use of unpleasant music and noise. It does become a bit conventional at the end, but all in all, a better than average scary film.  I'm afraid my scanner is really dead-dead this time, I'm not getting any results with it. Bugger! So this is the last batch of doodles until I get it sorted...IMGIMG
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