The pain of finite hearts that yearn: Possession! at Tête à Tête

Unfortunately, despite strong instrumentation and committed singing, Possession! just doesn’t quite work in practice, and remains permanently hamstrung by its flat production. We leave this opera, therefore, an extremely long way from understanding

Infinite passion, and the pain

Of finite hearts that yearn.

– Robert Browning, Two in the Campagna

Click here to read my full review on Bachtrack.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning

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