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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 28

Dell’individuo e della società
2 Apr 17 / L'Ape musicale
Des Maîtres chanteurs de Nuremberg en panne de théâtre
1 Apr 17 / Diapason
If you refuse to allow the staging to distract from the music, the Royal Opera House’s new production has its charms
31 Mar 17 / The Jewish Chronicle
Die Meistersinger von London
31 Mar 17 / Altamusica
Cobblers in clubland
21 Mar 17 / The Critics' Circle
It sadly turned out to be more of a squawk than a swansong
20 Mar 17 / Independent
Wagner's only comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is a glorious five-hour ode in praise of art
19 Mar 17 / Express
Musical excellence wins out as Kasper Holten bids farewell to Covent Garden on a distractingly grand scale
19 Mar 17 / The Observer
Even Bryn Terfel can't save this bizarre production
19 Mar 17 / Daily Mail
A spectacular production that's a perfect send-off for director Kasper Holten
17 Mar 17 / City A.M.
not a ‘Meistersinger’ for those who prefer warm representational to (sometimes) wilful re-working
17 Mar 17 / Music OMH
Farewell, Mr Holten...
17 Mar 17 / A Younger Theatre
As the Royal Opera and Kasper Holten part company, this is his last throw of the dice
15 Mar 17 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
De machos y cofradías
15 Mar 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Kasper Holten's farewell production at the ROH
15 Mar 17 / Opera Today
A so-so journey to a stunning conclusion
15 Mar 17 / Evening Standard
Terfel saves the day
14 Mar 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel sings the role of Hans Sachs with aplomb
14 Mar 17 / The Upcoming
Musical riches but sour visuals in Kasper Holten's farewell production as director of opera
14 Mar 17 / What's on Stage
Wagner was not a fellow to do things by halves
14 Mar 17 / Express
Bryn Terfel's Sachs is craggy and thrillingly rough
14 Mar 17 / Broadway World
Kasper Holten stages elaborate farewell
13 Mar 17 / The Guardian
Flawless music let down by needlessly extravagant staging
13 Mar 17 / Telegraph
The biggest casualty of Holten's production is the cast and the relationships
13 Mar 17 / Classical Source
Gloriously affirmative music so crassly undermined — a very mixed night
13 Mar 17 / The Times
Bryn Terfel is superb in Kasper Holten’s otherwise disappointing final production for the Royal Opera
13 Mar 17 / The Stage
Excellent in parts: Kaspar Holten's new Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Covent Garden
13 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
Pappano, chorus and orchestra excel in Holten’s farewell Die Meistersinger at Covent Garden
13 Mar 17 / Seen and Heard
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