Opera Holland Park
As a presentation true to the opera’s spirit, it could hardly be bettered. Indeed, it is hard to imagine this opera being given a more sympathetic or more convincing production.
Richard Whitehouse Classical Source
…sensitive conducting by Dane Lam and impassioned performances…gracing a forceful and lucid production by Oliver Platt.
Rupert Christiansen Daily Telegraph
Oliver Platt’s new staging for Opera Holland Park is sincere and unaffected – a single, realistic set in which the drama emerges naturally from character and circumstance. The result was unexpectedly moving. Yvonne Howard burned with misplaced passion as Federico’s overbearing Mama, Fflur Wyn was desperately sweet as his luckless fiancee Vivetta…it’s good stuff; you should try and see it.
Richard Bratby The Spectator
The Mail on Sunday
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