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Prom 9 review: Fidelio, BBCPO, Mena - classy prison drama rarely blazes | reviews, news & interviews

Prom 9 review: Fidelio, BBCPO, Mena - classy prison drama rarely blazes

Prom 9 review: Fidelio, BBCPO, Mena - classy prison drama rarely blazes

Lively conducting and difficult roles well taken, but the supporting cast shines brightest

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Why not surtitles? Even the most minor hall has them now. Surely their lack is hardly conducive to widening participation..

Odd, isn't it - the one sphere in which the Proms is not tech-savvy. The response I've had in the past is that the hall is too big and too few people would see a central screen. To which the answer is obvious - have a number of screens, up to half a dozen, to ensure everyone can see them. I wonder if Gubbay spectaculars use them (if indeed the operas are performed in their original languages). Someone told me they thought they did. Of course TV viewers will get them on their screens.

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