Pretty much my reaction, Andrew...at times I really hated the libretto. I agree that it is one of the Bard's best, and a few years back (probably the same trip that Liz and I joined you for dinner before Falstaff) we saw Derek Jacobi as Prospero at (I think) Royal Shakespeare...the opera was a real let down. Effective staging and well sung, but...
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