Vivaldi opera is bloodthirsty stuff set to a delightful sound

Bajazet Solstice Arts Centre, Navan Irish tour until Jan 30; London until Feb 12

Earthy production: Claire Booth (Irene) and James Laing (Tamerlano) in Vivaldi’s Bajazet. Photo by Kip Carroll

Katy Hayes

This earthy, sexy production grabs Vivaldi by the funny bone and delivers a deliciously over the top show full of bad boys, bad girls and wonderful singing.