July 2017
Director/Designer: Morag Joss
Conductor: James Sherlock
Ensemble Passio

Rita: Gillian Ramm
Beppe: Aidan Coburn
Gasparo: Andy McTaggart

However, director Morag Joss, best known for writing psychological thrillers, transforms what could be deemed a totally tasteless piece into something utterly hilarious. Music OMH

James Sherlock’s conducting of Ensemble Passio is excellent while Gillian Ramm as Rita, Aidan Coburn as Beppo and Andrew McTaggart as Gasparo all throw themselves so completely into their parts that this production feels exceptionally slick and accomplished from start to finish.  Music OMH

Gillian Ramm dominates the part of Rita with vocal allure and strong, clear projection, to achieve conspicuous musical success. Classical Source

With fast-moving choreography, Joss’s production is an object lesson in how clever, imaginative use of minimal resources can liberate a director to create a spectacle as entertaining and stimulating as a grand opera. Classical Source