By Gaetano Donizetti. Opera Australia. Director: Roger Hodgman. Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. July 18 - Aug 15, 2013.
This production reminded me of gelato - vivid, rich in colour, and delicious.
The curtain opened to a glamorous set, in the style of the classic 1950’s movie Roman Holiday.
It left the impression that any minute Audrey Hepburn might glide in, hair flowing on a wind-swept motorbike, with her arms around Gregory Peck.
Three ‘buildings’ neatly rotate to reproduce a street café, a garden and the inside of a grand home.