Beggar's Opera (1983)





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Rating: NR
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By: Jonathan Miller


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THE BEGGAR'S OPERA O.K. However, the performance speeds along at such a fast pace that it is difficult to follow without the libretto in hand. As for the singing, opera is a bit of a departure for The Who rocker, Roger Daltrey. Otherwise, the singing was decent. It's a good question why the producers of the film version decided to change the ending of the piece-I don't know why. The original play was a comedy that wrapped up on a high note rather than a tragedy which seems unsatisfactory.

Ann Lorraine
Ann Lorraine

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