Rusalka at the Royal Opera House (a production Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito) has got some seriously mixed reviews
Financial Times *****
Evening Standard ****
Daily Express ****
… as well as a priceless Daily Mail headline: “‘It was like The Only Way Is Essex’: Royal Opera House goes CHAV as it turns the Little Mermaid into a prostitute… sparking boos and a walk-out”.
A friend, who works at the ENO box office, once told me that tickets for shows with mixed reviews sell even worse for those with consistently bad reviews. Since I haven’t been able to access the ROH website all day (583rd in the queue), I don’t think this controversial Rusalka will struggle to fill the seats.