Add a pinch of fairy dust: Weber’s Oberon, with New Sussex Opera

Hovering somewhere between The Song of Roland and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with noble Eastern beauties and fairies galore, the plot of Weber’s Oberon hinges around the adventures of the French knight Sir Huon of Bordeaux. The plot may be nonsense, but Weber’s music more than compensates us for bearing with Planché. The New Sussex Opera Chorus were absolutely at the heart of this warm-spirited community production, singing with good tone and endearing enthusiasm.

Click here to read my full review on Bachtrack.

Rather a nice image of Oberon from Encyclopédie Larousse...

Rather a nice image of Oberon from Encyclopédie Larousse

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