Edinburgh International Festival - Breaking the Waves Reviews
21 April 2021
Sydney Mancasola (Bess)
Wallis Giunta (Dodo), Sydney Mancasola (Bess)
Sydney Mancasola (Bess), Duncan Rock (Jan), Ensemble
Sydney Mancasola (Bess), Duncan Rock (Jan)

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Breaking the Waves

Edinburgh International Festival


No. of reviews: 6

Missy Mazzoli’s opera based on Lars von Trier’s film triumphs in its European premiere
25 Aug 19 / The Observer
Von Trier's bleak drama feels lost in translation
23 Aug 19 / The Guardian
Troubling opera based on Lars von Trier’s film
23 Aug 19 / The Stage
Mazzoli’s luminous Breaking the Waves receives European premiere in Edinburgh
23 Aug 19 / Bachtrack
A ponderous new opera from Missy Mazzoli
23 Aug 19 / The Opera Critic
In Edinburgh Breaking the Waves restores faith in opera as an art form
22 Aug 19 / Seen and Heard
Missy Mazzoli: 'Breaking the Waves' deals with big ideas
Adapting Lars von Trier’s provocative 1996 film about faith and loyalty in an insular Scottish community was the first challenge. Bringing it to Scotland is the next.
Production details
Cast
Mancasola, Rock, Giunta, Thomas, Bullock, Jackson
(c) Stratford (d) Morris
Performance dates
21, 23, 24 July 2019
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