Produksjonsanmeldelser (5)

30 sep. 2022 - 9 juni 2023
Tosca, PucciniOpera: Staged,  
English National Opera Finnish National Opera  | Fremførelser (13)
29 august 2021operatoday.comClaire Seymour
ENO pop up with Puccini at Crystal Palace Bowl
In the title role, Natalya Romaniw was a complete star. This Tosca was tempestuous and fierce, driven by extremes of passion and envy, vengeance and despair, but Romaniw made such emotions feel so human and real, overcoming the practical obstacles and capturing the audience’s eyes, ears and hearts. During Scarpia’s Act 2 manipulations, I found myself truly drawn into the drama, for...
31 august Church
Tosca, Crystal Palace Park, review: Natalya Romaniw and an outstanding cast lift a threadbare staging
This was thanks to Puccini’s magic, to the orchestra’s vibrantly committed playing under Richard Farnes’s direction, and to larger-than-life performances by three outstanding singers. Baritone Roland Wood’s Scarpia (with perfect diction) had exactly the right kind of death-dealing menace, and when his duet-duel with soprano Natalya Romaniw’s Tosca reached its bloody denouement, some...
26 sep. 2021 - 9 juni 2023
L'italiana in Londra, CimarosaOpera,  
Oper Frankfurt  | Fremførelser (15)
oper-frankfurt.deRB Schlather
Humour, drama, madness, eroticism, absurdities and the belief in the magical powers of a stone that can make people invisible - all this is in Domenico Cimarosa's sparkling intermezzo L'italiana in Londra . Even the premiere audience in 1778 in the historic Roman Teatro Valle enthusiastically followed the developments and complications between the international guests who met there i...
1 nov. 2019 - 9 juni 2023
Die Zauberflöte, MozartOpera,  
Royal Opera House  | Fremførelser (10)
03 november Church
The Magic Flute, Royal Opera House review: an ideal if imperfect Christmas prelude
The cast is entirely new, and it’s led by a British tenor who is now deservedly moving centre-stage in London after a long apprenticeship in Germany. Benjamin Hulett’s sound is simply glorious – rich, rounded, warm, and expressive – and he incarnates Prince Tamino as though born to play the part.
23 mai 2016 - 9 juni 2023
Oedipe, EnescuOpera,  
Royal Opera House  | Fremførelser (6)
24 mai 2016bachtrack.comDavid Karlin
Visually spectacular, musically even more so: Enescu's Oedipe at the Royal Opera
The opera two of its best vocal performances, from Štefan Kocán, grave and urgent as the watchman who tries to dissuade Oedipus from his quest, and from Marie-Nicole Lemieux, who takes on the Sphinx’s ferociously difficult lines with aplomb, swooping up and down through the extremes of the range, and creates a real flesh-and-blood character out of the agent of fate. The title role ma...