British Youth Opera - London
12 December 2017

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The Vanishing Bridegroom

British Youth Opera


No. of reviews: 9

An ideal showcase for graduating young singers
12 Sep 17 / Independent
Judith Weir's ingenious folk opera in concise BYO revival
12 Sep 17 / The Guardian
Potential opera stars seize their moment in The Vanishing Bridegroom and Don Giovanni
10 Sep 17 / The Guardian
Stuart Barker’s production keeps close to the stories’ nineteenth-century, repressive morality
8 Sep 17 / Classical Source
The Vanishing Bridegroom makes a mysterious opera
8 Sep 17 / National Business Review
Valiantly performed
5 Sep 17 / The Stage
This production of Judith Weir’s 1990 opera has a salty, soulful energy
5 Sep 17 / The Times
A commendable all-round achievement
4 Sep 17 / Evening Standard
For all its wit and ingenuity, the score never quite delivers
4 Sep 17 / Telegraph
Don Giovanni

British Youth Opera


No. of reviews: 4

A thoughtful and enjoyable evening
11 Sep 17 / Classical Source
Potential opera stars seize their moment in The Vanishing Bridegroom and Don Giovanni
10 Sep 17 / The Guardian
There’s great confidence and glamour to the singing
7 Sep 17 / The Times
Dark drama, cruel comedy and impressive singing in British Youth Opera’s production
7 Sep 17 / The Stage
English Eccentrics

British Youth Opera


No. of reviews: 4

The characters in this gallery of extremes are barking mad and their stories bizarre
12 Sep 16 / Opera Today
Taking up to eight roles, the singers are directed and costumed with panache
9 Sep 16 / Classical Source
Eccentric circles: a youthful take on Malcolm Williamson’s English Eccentrics
9 Sep 16 / Bachtrack
Youthful energy fires up rare Williamson opera
9 Sep 16 / The Guardian
Owen Wingrave

British Youth Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Strong singing by an exciting cast redeems Britten's anti-war opera
6 Sep 16 / What's on Stage
A convincing account with some excellent performances from a group of very talented singers
5 Sep 16 / Classical Source
Rising to the challenge of Britten's problem child
5 Sep 16 / Planet Hugill
Savitri

British Youth Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A double-bill of visually eloquent and direct productions in musically first-rate performances
12 Sep 15 / Classical Source
British Youth Opera revives two neglected operas on a theme of death
11 Sep 15 / What's on Stage
British Youth Opera's convincing and effective double bill
11 Sep 15 / The Guardian
Riders to the Sea

British Youth Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A double-bill of visually eloquent and direct productions in musically first-rate performances
12 Sep 15 / Classical Source
British Youth Opera revives two neglected operas on a theme of death
11 Sep 15 / What's on Stage
British Youth Opera's convincing and effective double bill
11 Sep 15 / The Guardian
The Cunning Little Vixen

British Youth Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Young stars of the future shine in a foxy fable
10 Sep 15 / Evening Standard
An imaginative, well-performed production
9 Sep 15 / Classical Source
Puppets, personality, bags of charm and not a little edge
7 Sep 15 / Planet Hugill
Janáček's feral idyll is the first of two offerings from British Youth Opera
7 Sep 15 / What's on Stage
The Little Green Swallow

British Youth Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Soaring straight into our hearts
12 Sep 14 / Bachtrack
British Youth Opera displays a wealth of talent
11 Sep 14 / The Guardian
Paul Bunyan

British Youth Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Peter Robinson was adept at keeping all the stylistic balls in the air
16 Sep 13 / Classical Source
Comic-opera delight follows slightly muted company take on Britten's lovable Americana
13 Sep 13 / The Arts Desk
British Youth Opera have a spirited go at Britten's first opera but fail to do his genius full justice
12 Sep 13 / Telegraph
Britten's first operetta gets a modern makeover by a young and eager cast
12 Sep 13 / The Guardian
British Youth Opera performs Britten’s operetta with great vitality and energy
12 Sep 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
British Youth Opera revive Britten's earliest work for the stage
11 Sep 13 / What's on Stage
British Youth Opera takes on a New World in Britten's Paul Bunyan
11 Sep 13 / Bachtrack
Il matrimonio segreto

British Youth Opera


No. of reviews: 2

British Youth Opera triumphantly deliver a rarity by Cimarosa
13 Sep 13 / Independent
Comic-opera delight follows slightly muted company take on Britten's lovable Americana
13 Sep 13 / The Arts Desk
A Night at the Chinese Opera

British Youth Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Judith Weir's opera really needs surtitles for intelligent listening
18 Sep 12 / Musical Pointers
Stuart Barker's production favoured simplicity over spectacle
17 Sep 12 / Independent on Sunday
Stuart Barker’s production of this folk tale within a folk tale has a shoestring charm
15 Sep 12 / Independent
British Youth Orchestra’s production plays it safe with small-scale riddles and simple storytelling
15 Sep 12 / Financial Times (via Google)
Exquisite fusion of east and west
14 Sep 12 / The Guardian
A Night at the Chinese Opera is full of ingenious twists and bitter ironies
14 Sep 12 / Telegraph
The Bartered Bride

British Youth Opera


No. of reviews: 3

The opera is meant to be a comedy but ...
18 Sep 12 / Musical Pointers
There were many sparkling moments in between the longueurs
16 Sep 12 / The Observer
An excellent choice for British Youth Opera
14 Sep 12 / Evening Standard
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Footlights Fannies not welcome.
11 Sep 2015 / Telegraph
A chic Elvira meets the paparazzi
When British Youth Opera presents Don Giovanni as its season-opener at the Peacock Theatre, its setting will recall the world of Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
9 Sep 2006 / Independent
British Youth Opera announces 2005 season
£50,000 pledged as Sir Thomas Allen launches British Youth Opera season 2005
5 Mar 2005 / The Opera Critic