Barbican, London - Le grand macabre Reviews
8 July 2020

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Le grand macabre

Barbican, London

No. of reviews: 15

The London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre is on a high
22 Jan 17 / Express
Apocalypse now?
21 Jan 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Anthony Roth Costanzo stood out as Prince Go-Go
20 Jan 17 / Music OMH
A memorable evening, though not one I’d want to repeat
20 Jan 17 / The Spectator
Joyeux bordel
19 Jan 17 / Forum Opéra
La fin du monde n’aura pas lieu
19 Jan 17 / Altamusica
Le Grand Macabre is certainly Ligeti's most sustained and demanding piece
19 Jan 17 / Opera Journal
Madcap brilliance
18 Jan 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Sellars brings muddle but Rattle, beauty
17 Jan 17 / The Guardian
Sellars couldn’t find the work’s throbbing political pulse
17 Jan 17 / Independent
Skill and precision
17 Jan 17 / The Stage
Le Grand Macabre at the Barbican: surreal, madcap, touching the sublime
17 Jan 17 / Bachtrack
Simon Rattle leads an outstanding concert performance of Le grand macabre
16 Jan 17 / Seen and Heard
Demi-staging of Ligeti's apocalypse-maybe hits hard but misses the wit and brio
16 Jan 17 / The Arts Desk
The breathtaking quality of the LSO’s playing only reconfirmed the opera and its composer as giants of modern music
15 Jan 17 / Classical Source
The perfect show for the Donald Trump era
Le Grand Macabre opera is the perfect show for the Donald Trump era, says its director, Peter Sellars.
Production details
Hoare, Miller, Watts, Hunka, Olsen, Melton, Luna, Luna, Costanzo, Valle, Langguth, Wilson, Tantsits, Bloom
(c) Rattle (d) Sellars
Performance dates
14, 15 January 2017
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