Opera & Dance652 entries

ENO - Rodelinda

Opens: 01/03/2014 Closes: 16/03/2014 London Coliseum
At the ripe age of 329, Handel would have been pleased to see his wealth of operas back in fashion again (aided by the late-20th-century fad for early music). In this six-person work, Rodelinda is held captive by power-hungry Grimoaldo, but her husband has more fight left in him than expected. Richard Jones directs a brand new production. For more information visit: http://www.eno.org/rodelinda Buy: http://www.eno.org/rodelinda
70 %
Financial TimesRodelinda dramatises the triumph of love over worldly power, fidelity over betrayal, good over evil – themes that Jones seems determined to trivialise...
 
.
80 %
Evening StandardWith a sparky translation by Amanda Holden, Curnyn and his singers spin a ravishing succession of arias against Jones’s startling backdrop...
 
.
80 %
The ObserverAs ENO's new Rodelinda reminds us, with a few basic ingredients the German-born English composer could create opera that devastates...
 
.
40%
Whatsonstage.comTime and again intense scenes are undercut by pantomimic visual business...
 
.
80 %
The TelegraphRichard Jones’s new production of Handel’s Rodelinda was rapturously received, and the show is clearly destined to be a huge success...
 
.
80 %
GuardianAn unsettling piece of theatre that probes Handel's bitter political drama with great intelligence, if occasional waywardness...
 
.
Review and recommend 
Reviewing: ENO - Rodelinda

You need to be logged in to write a review on CultureCritic, or sign up now.




characters left. All HTML will be stripped from your review.

Yes? No?