Tosca, opera review: Pint-sized success
…the singers, they turn the tiny stage into an emotional cauldron.
REVIEW: La Boheme, Trafalgar Studios
Roger Patterson is a real and fragile Ralph, a typical lad, trying to make his way as a playwright, but with a voice that commands your attention. He forms an excellent partnership with Thomas Isherwood as Mark, they sing about Facebook and Christmas jumpers, yet none of it feels gimmicky, and Isherwood is another Bryn Terfel in the making, a superb voice.
La Boheme review at Trafalgar Studios, London – ‘dramatic immediacy’
Roger Paterson is a metrosexual Ralph whose profound affection for (as well as attraction to) Mimi is keenly expressed. The Marcello character (here Mark) is sung by an ample-toned Thomas Isherwood, who brings wry humour to the buddy banter. Marriott sings Mimi with dramatic weight, even if she is excessively weak-kneed in her first encounter with Ralph. A single pianist and cellist gamely convey the essentials of Puccini’s score