The Royal Opera - Les Troyens Reviews
22 October 2016
General scene
Anna Caterina Antonacci (Cassandra)
Eva-Maria Westbroek (Dido), Bryan Hymel (Aeneas)
General scene
Eva-Maria Westbroek (Dido)

Performance reviews

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Les Troyens

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 15

Des Troyens décevants
13 Jul 12 / Altamusica
War horse
4 Jul 12 / Out West Arts
David McVicar's superficial production of Berlioz’s five-hour opera is no Trojan epic
3 Jul 12 / Telegraph
In the pit much is magnificent
3 Jul 12 / Classical Source
A gargantuan and overblown Berlioz opera tests its audience as much as its outstanding soloists, chorus and orchestra
1 Jul 12 / Independent on Sunday
England's opera spectaculars
29 Jun 12 / Wall Street Journal
War rages, steed spews fire in Covent Garden ‘Troyens’
27 Jun 12 / Bloomberg
A game of two halves
27 Jun 12 / The Stage
The components never quite gel into a memorable, epic whole
27 Jun 12 / The Guardian
Les Troyens by Royal Opera at Covent Garden failed to the reach the heights
27 Jun 12 / Telegraph
Berlioz is the star of this epic masterpiece
27 Jun 12 / The Arts Desk
Horseplay of a spectacular kind
27 Jun 12 / Evening Standard
David McVicar’s take on Berlioz’s classical opera is cluttered, clumsy and hopelessly misconceived
27 Jun 12 / Financial Times
A production which honours the savage beauty of Berlioz’s conception
27 Jun 12 / Independent
Love lies in Carthage, but duty calls in Rome in Berlioz’s 5-act epic
27 Jun 12 / New York Times
The designer going from Gaga to the Olympic closing ceremony
Es Devlin has designed sets for Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Take That, and has just recreated Carthage for Les Troyens at Covent Garden. Now she is preparing for the biggest show of all – the London 2012 closing cer
Jonas Kaufmann: the great pretender
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann has everything: the looks, the voice and the ambition. Now he's coming to London to spread what he calls 'the opera virus'.
Production details
Hymel, Hipp, Senator, Antonacci, Capitanucci, Westbroek, Stephen, Sherratt, Holland, Kim, Lloyd, Park, Lyon, Clarke, White
(c) Pappano (d) McVicar
Performance dates
25, 28 June, 1(m), 5, 8(m), 11 July 2012
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