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The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 20

Coming to a head
20 Jan 18 / The Critics' Circle
David McVicar’s thrilling production & Michael Volle’s violent presence make for impactful evening of opera
16 Jan 18 / OperaWire
Malin Bystrom as Salome is perfect
16 Jan 18 / Independent
A Swedish Salome casts her spell
15 Jan 18 / The Observer
Blood, sex, violence & incest, but subtlety too
15 Jan 18 / Planet Hugill
David McVicar’s 2008 staging of Strauss’s Salome, in its third revival, still delivers a hefty punch
15 Jan 18 / Sunday Express
Revived for the third time and is just as remarkable as ever
11 Jan 18 / Express
Malin Byström held nothing back in the terrifying final scene, vocally or dramatically
11 Jan 18 / Opera Today
Swedish soprano Malin Byström provided well-nuanced emotion with effortless power
10 Jan 18 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
The Beauty is the Beast: Malin Byström sings a chilling Salome
10 Jan 18 / Bachtrack
Malin Byström was making her house role debut as Salome, and it was an impressive one
10 Jan 18 / Music OMH
The emotional temperature is tepid when it should be scalding
10 Jan 18 / The Times
You cannot tear your eyes away from what is, literally, a hell of a show
10 Jan 18 / Classical Source
An ugly, lovely, opera: Salome returns to Covent Garden
10 Jan 18 / Seen and Heard
The Royal Opera's Salome still packs a punch
9 Jan 18 / Telegraph
Richard Strauss's operatic version of Oscar Wilde's play, strongly revived
9 Jan 18 / What's on Stage
An injection of fresh blood for chilling, gory Strauss
9 Jan 18 / The Guardian
Revival of David McVicar’s 10-year-old production that fails to deliver the musical goods
9 Jan 18 / The Stage
Insightful production reveals new subtleties
9 Jan 18 / Evening Standard
Compelling production returns, but with a patchy cast
9 Jan 18 / The Arts Desk
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