A friend just forwarded me a review of the Garsington Intermezzo that appeared in Spain on Mundoclasico. I'm attaching a link to the review below and will translate it fully in the CREDITS section of this site.
"This year, the new production of Intermezzo received a unanimously eulogistic response from the press. All the critics were in agreement, from traditionalists to iconoclasts, pedants, conformists, exigent ones, precious, destructive ones, etc. etc.
The reason for this very rare consensus is simple. The director Bruno Ravella represented the anxieties of a housewife in the Alps faced with the constant travels of her composer husband as a theatrical action of rigorous naturalness. There wasn't one single moment in this Straussian neorealism when the singers gave the audience an erratic or stereotypical gesture; they were so imbued with their domestic mishaps that watching them gave the impression of being spies in their private lives."
Full review in the CREDITS page.
Read the review in Spanish here