Edinburgh International Festival - Vec Makropulos Reviews
10 July 2020
Ylva Kihlberg (Emilia Marty)
General scene
Robert Hayward (Jaroslav Prus), Ylva Kihlberg (Emilia Marty), James Creswell (Dr. Kolenatý)
General scene
Ylva Kihlberg (Emilia Marty)

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Vec Makropulos

Edinburgh International Festival


No. of reviews: 11

Ylva Kihlberg delivered a fuller, more emotive voice as the plot developed
28 Aug 12 / Edinburgh Guide
A great musical account of Janácek’s penultimate opera
25 Aug 12 / Telegraph
The evening gradually became something more rather than less of the sum of its parts
21 Aug 12 / Opera Britannia
Opera North's production of Janacek's bristling comedy of ageing and identity is stylish, salty, sardonic
20 Aug 12 / Independent on Sunday
Ylva Kihlberg had a handsome stage presence and performed well
19 Aug 12 / The Observer
The Makropulos Case fails to catch fire
16 Aug 12 / The Opera Critic
Excellent account of Janáèek opera from Opera North
16 Aug 12 / Seen and Heard
Kihlberg is in many ways exceptionally fine
14 Aug 12 / The Guardian
A vibrant production to die for
14 Aug 12 / The Stage
The evening’s star is Richard Farnes
14 Aug 12 / Telegraph
Richard Farnes and his orchestra alone made this otherwise disappointing production worthwhile
13 Aug 12 / Financial Times (via Google)
'I used to wish I didn’t have to go on’
Swedish soprano Ylva Kihlberg, who appears in The Makropulos Case at Edinburgh Festival 2012, tells Claire Prentice how she had to overcome crushing nerves to make her British debut.
Production details
Cast
Kihlberg, Nilon, Creswell, Le Brocq, Corley, Hayward, Dwyer, Robson
(c) Farnes (d) Cairns
Performance dates
11, 13 August 2012
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