Arts and Lits Princes theatre, Clacton-on-sea 14/1/2013
The start of the second half of the 2012-13 season was (for me, anyway) and evidently many others who braved the cold evening and ignored the snow reports – absolutely fantastic!
This tribute to the great and much missed Luciana Pavarotti took us on a journey from his youth, to his sad demise, charting the successes (and some of his failures!) of the `great man` (not only in voice, but stature too!!) over this long period of time.
I fairly purred when they sang `my tiny hand is frozen`-it was pure magic-we are so lucky to have such talented artistes visiting us and for such a reasonable ticket price this amount would easily been eclipsed by just `interval drinks` in a West End theatre and the standard was as good as anything I have ever enjoyed there!
The music, truly reflective of that the immortal tenor sang, included some he made `his own`(Nessun Dorma, to name one)- Owen`s thoughtful `links` were clear, concise and informative with a little hint of polite humour.
`Select English theatre at it’s very best`, lives on, here on Monday evenings presentations of entertaining and educational programmes.
The vocalists (baritone Owen Webb, tenor Robyn Lyn Evans soprano Naomi Harvey and tenor Lloyd Holtman) were of the very highest calibre, very ably and sympathetically accompanied from the piano by Sharon Richards.
This really was my type of night-I think we, of a slightly older generation, appreciate positive presentation-here, immaculate in every area-yet another great triumph for the `Arts and Lits
Painted lady(Miss Jennifer Kersey)