Deborah Jones, Opera, Metamorphosis

“With astonishing physicality and a no less persuasive vocal performance (even when hanging upside down), Lobelson was tremendously affecting as the wage slave who wakes to find himself turned into a beetle and so becomes surplus to requirements. Samsa’s confusion, pathos and anguish were acutely coloured in Lobelson’s clear, youthful baritone. That you could discern every word- was a tribute to Lobelson’s singing and to Howard’s word-setting.”

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