The Mines of Sulphur – Richard Rodney Bennett

Rosalind is the sex slave of Lord Braxton until a deserter and a tramp kill him to make off with the girl and the gold. Before they can leave, a troupe of actors arrives and offers to perform in exchange for shelter. But the similarities between their play and the situation underline the gothic qualities in this decent production. I was somewhat disappointed—being that this was my first opera—that there wasn’t so much singing songs as speaking in key. Perhaps it is just my ignorance at work.