Production reviews (8)

 
9 Feb - 9 Feb 2023
Royal Opera House  | Performances (10)
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  | Conductor: Henrik Nánási
18 September 2016www.ayoungertheatre.comLYDIA LAKEMOORE
REVIEW: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
The Royal Opera House hosts an utterly triumphant revival of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Gioachino Rossini and Cesare Sterbini’s classic opera Il barbiere di Siviglia (the barber of Seville to us mere mortals). It is an animatedly dynamic production full of fun, smiles and laughter.With a good choice of eccentric characters, a love match, in which we are invested...
9 Feb - 9 Feb 2023
Madama Butterfly, Puccini,  
Royal Opera House  | Performances (18)
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  | Conductor: Antonio Pappano
 | Stage director: Moshe Leiser , Patrice Caurier
28 March 2017bachtrack.comMark Pullinger
Broken wings: Ermonela Jaho a devastating Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden
Elizabeth DeShong, making her Royal Opera debut, was a terrific Suzuki, her ripe, plum-toned mezzo fabulously dark in its lowest register. She turned on Carlo Bosi's wheedling marriage-broker with real venom and the Flower Duet with Jaho was beyond sublime.In the minor roles, Yuriy Yurchuk was a stately Yamadori – the prince offering Cio-Cio San a way out – and Jeremy White reprised ...
9 Feb - 9 Feb 2023
Alcina, Händel,  
Salzburger Festspiele  | Performances (5)
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  | Conductor: Gianluca Capuano
 | Stage director: Damiano Michieletto
14 August 2019playstosee.comAlessandro Zummo
Alcina
Not for one moment does the opera tire or bore the audience thanks to the dancers’ choreographies and video art projection onto the screen that render the idea of a magical world. However, it was the quality of the singers and orchestra that ensured the success of the performance. First of all, Cecilia Bartoli, in the title roles, gave an intense unforgettable interpretation, her Alc...
9 Feb - 9 Feb 2023
Rossini Opera Festival  | Performances (5)
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  | Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
 | Stage director: Moshe Leiser , Patrice Caurier
14 August 2019bachtrack.comLaura Servidei
Puns, dirty jokes and bizarre misunderstandings: L’equivoco stravagante at the Rossini Opera Festival
[...] sang a very successful “Sento da mille furie” in the second act, an aria where he could display coloratura, legato, very high notes, in a great performance.
9 Feb - 9 Feb 2023
Don Pasquale, Donizetti,  
Royal Opera House  | Performances (7)
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  | Conductor: Evelino Pidò
 | Stage director: Damiano Michieletto
30 October 2019www.newstatesman.comSimon Callow
Don Pasquale at the Royal Opera House: a muted take on an old comedy
How cruel these old comedies are! Don Pasquale, close to the end of Donizetti’s astonishing and tragically truncated career – this was his 64th opera; only two more were to come – is sometimes spoken of as being rather more nuanced than other examples of the genre. But at core it is the quintessential commedia dell’arte story of young love triumphing over authority in the shape of an...
9 Feb - 9 Feb 2023
Don Pasquale, Donizetti,  
Royal Opera House Opéra National de Paris Teatro Massimo di Palermo  | Performances (6)
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  | Conductor: Giacomo Sagripanti
 | Stage director: Damiano Michieletto
15 October 2019www.thestage.co.ukGeorge Hall
Don Pasquale
You sometimes hear people describe Don Pasquale as a ‘cruel’ comedy – though they’re often a bit vague as to what they mean. Pin them down and the complaint seems to be that the 70-year-old gentleman who belatedly gets married in the plot is treated cruelly. But Don Pasquale begins the opera by attempting to impose his will upon his nephew’s choice of wife, and disinheriting him whe...
15 October 2019www.thetimes.co.ukRichard Morrison
Don Pasquale review — you won’t see anything funnier in an opera house
If you want escapist bliss — and who doesn’t right now? — the Royal Opera’s new staging of Donizetti’s comic opera is almost perfect. Almost, because it slightly runs out of steam just before the end. By then, however, I had been richly entertained by Damiano Michieletto’s clever modern-day staging, dazzled by mostly brilliant singing and the scintillating playing of the orchestra un...
9 Feb - 9 Feb 2023
Madama Butterfly, Puccini,  
Royal Opera House  | Performances (11)
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  | Conductor: Dan Ettinger
 | Stage director: Moshe Leiser , Patrice Caurier
28 June 2011www.theguardian.comAndrew Clements
Madama Butterfly – review
International opera houses such as Covent Garden need fail-safe productions of works that feature in most seasons, in which multiple casts can be accommodated as unfussily as possible. Now eight years old, and in its fourth reincarnation, Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser's staging of Madama Butterfly has, surprisingly perhaps, evolved into one of those dependables. Over the years, m...