Prokofiev: Love For Three Oranges, Essen, 2015 (detail) View full image

Pelly's Love for Three Oranges opens in Essen

German première of Prokofiev's Love of three oranges in Essen Theatre on Saturday 21 November, in Pelly's highly-inventive production, originally created for the Dutch National Opera. Praised for its cleverness and sense of rhythm, Pelly proves once again he is a master at creating a rare feast for eye and ear, surfing between the waves of magic, dream, poetry and humour. 

"Once again, his [Laurent Pelly] wide-ranging talents are evident: setting the production in a different time period, displaying exquisite but highly humorous taste, without the slightest hint of vulgarity, inviting the audience into a reverie of enjoyment."