Review: Oberon

Oberon, or The Elf-King’s Oath, is a whimsical and romantic tale brought to life courtesy of the UoY Opera Society. Staged in All Saints’ Church on North Street, Oberon benefits greatly from the grandeur and austerity of its surroundings, especially in marrying the musical and performative aspects of Weber’s opus, but falls short of fully using the space to spin this globetrotting yarn of fey mischief. Bedecked with metres of fairy-lights and artificial ivy, Oberon‘s makes for an ideal December evening’s entertainment, replete with a smattering of pantomime within the central tale of Huon the French knight’s quest for the love of the … Continue reading Review: Oberon