Production reviews (4)

14 Apr 2022 - 26 Mar 2023
Parsifal, Wagner,RichardOpera: NA,  
Bayerische Staatsoper  | Performances (3)
16 April 2022bachtrack.comAko Imamura
Splendid performance of Parsifal amid Pierre Audi's bleakness and desolation in Munich
Replacing the ailing Simon O'Neill at just a few days notice, Stuart Skelton was magnificent as Parsifal, wielding his powerful tenor with colour and nuance to show the progression of an innocent “fool” to enlightened redeemer. His best singing came in Act 2: when the seductress Kundry’s cajoling and pleading became almost unbearable, Skelton countered with a beautiful and thrilling ...
27 Oct 2021 - 26 Mar 2023
La traviata, VerdiOpera: Staged,  
Royal Opera House  | Performances (26)
Giorgio Germont
18 December 2019www.broadwayworld.comGary Naylor
BWW Review: LA TRAVIATA, Royal Opera House
If it's not broke, don't fix it!" Most clichés gain their status through being true, but that one is honoured in the breach as often as in its application, the desire to sell something new (even if it isn't really) as addictive to the vendor as it is to the buyer. Not always though. "25 years of Richard Eyre's La Traviata" is emblazoned (in gold, no less) on the cast list and the pr...
29 October 2021playstosee.comRivka Jacobson
La Traviata
Apart from Oropesa’s Violetta, the superb tenor Liparit Avetisyan gives a convincing performance as the passionate Alfredo, a role that is rarely achieved in operatic productions. The German baritone Christian Gerhaher in the role of Giorgio Germont, the man responsible for the break-up, also offers an impressive performance. The entire leading cast as well as the rest of the cast se...
26 Apr 2016 - 26 Mar 2023
Tannhäuser, Wagner,RichardOpera: NA,  
Royal Opera House  | Performances (7)
Wolfram von Eschenbach
29 April 2016seenandheard-international.comColin Clarke
Astonishing Performance from Sophie Koch in Covent Garden’s Tannhäuser
Sophie Koch was an astonishing Venus, making her Royal Opera role debut triumphantly. Rich and refulgent of tone, her voice was fully open; this, coupled with her sheer stage presence made her hypnotic. Perhaps Peter Seiffert was not quite her equal, and the opening scenes revealed a trait that was disconcertingly present throughout the evening: a sort of zooming in and out of focus ...