Production reviews (4)

17 Feb - 24 Mar 2023
Achille in Sciro, CorselliOpera: Staged,  
Teatro Real de Madrid MusikTheater an der Wien  | Performances (6)
scherzo.esEduardo Torrico
‘Achille in Sciro’: nunca es tarde si la dicha es buena
La Deidamia de Francesca Aspromonte fue para enmarcar. La soprano calabresa es dueña de una voz deliciosamente melodiosa y todo lo que hace resulta natural. Sus agudos son sencillamente prodigiosos. Canto cinco arias y lució en todas ellas.
26 Oct 2017 - 24 Mar 2023
Rodelinda, HändelOpera: NA,  
ENO Baylis  | Performances (6)
05 November Colvin
Lucia Di Lammermoor and Rodelinda review: Two stunningly performed classics
Under baroque specialist Christian Curnyn, the orchestra of English National Opera plays Rodelinda’s sublime score to perfection. Designer Jeremy Herbert’s three-room set, comprising the cross section of a house, switches scenes instantly from a panelled office where Juan Sancho’s usurping king Grimoaldo obsessively watches closed circuit television, to the adjoining whitewashed ce...
03 November 2017theoperacritic.comCatriona Graham
Richard Jones' Rodelinda given a strong revival by ENO
Tim Mead is excellent as Bertarido. Lamenting his fate – all but Garibaldo lament their fate at at least one point in the opera – he lets the pure sound of his voice and the music do the work, rather than emoting. Yet he can convey exasperation or desperation both vocally and in his occasionally shambling gait. His Act 2 duet with Rodelinda (Io t’abbraccio) is delicious – and so poig...
27 October 2017www.markronan.comMark Ronan
Rodelinda, English National Opera, ENO, London Coliseum, October 2017
The libretto for Handel’s Rodelinda, regina de’ Longobardi (queen of the longbeards, or Lombards) was written by the remarkable Nicola Francesca Haym, musician, theatre manager, performer, and even numismatist who wrote the first work on the ancient coins in the British Museum. Its huge clarity, particularly in Amanda Holden’s excellent translation, brings to life a story of jealousy...