The Turk in Italy

                              by Andrew Clements

    "Fielding began his career as a designer, and a hugely successful one at that. He went on to be responsible for some of the most striking Coliseum sets of the 1980s and 1990s, including the Xerxes, directed by Nicholas Hytner, that effectively kick-started the Handel revival in this country, and the two searing Verdi productions by David Alden, Simon Boccanegra and A Masked Ball."