Life lessons at Tête à Tête: The Fisherman and his Wife, Storm’s Eye

The Fisherman and his Wife is a nicely conceived opera for children. Eralys Fernandez’s score confidently paints a range of moods and emotions in a cheerful piano accompaniment played for us by the composer, encompassing rowdy exchanges verging on Punch & Judy, little lyrical arias (the Fisherman’s “Almighty God of the Sea” a particular highlight), and dynamic comic passages. Our three characters are brilliantly voiced and characterised by Maya Sapone and puppeteer Alex Winfield.

Storm’s Eye steadily disappointed over 30 minutes of poor singing, poor acting, and general incoherence.

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