Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Oliver Platt’s exuberant and entertaining new production…(with) many witty touches from a director who knows how to suggest a joke without hammering it home…Platt marshalled his eager young chorus skilfully.
Amanda Holloway Opera Magazine

Platt has a sharp eye for comedy, and the ensembles are tightly directed…this is as good a staging of Barbiere as I’ve seen in years.
Peter Reed Classical Source

The new production from Opera Holland Park is as trim as any recent visit to The Barber of Seville.
"4/5 Mark Valencia What’sOnStage

Oliver Platt’s new production for Opera Holland Park does make the opera feel a little grittier than usual and, because his ideas are well executed, this proves to be all to the good.
4/5 Stars Sam Smith musicOMH

4/5 Stars Bachtrack, Plays to See