this is a german interpretation of offenbach. where the french productions of offenbach are humorous, sparkly, meaningful, yet witty, this german production is
heavy handed. the portrayls are so strange it feels like franz kafka smacking you
over the head, while trying to be funny, and satirical of european political situations. having said that, the voices are very good, the king is so wierdly
outrageous, but human at the same time, i admired the performance, and the overall
production. but if a production of 'bluebeard' from opera de lyon came out, i would get that in a heart-beat.