English National Opera - Iolanthe Reviews
7 July 2020
Chorus
Barnaby Rea (Private Willis), Yvonne Howard (Queen of the Fairies)
Ensemble
Samantha Price (Iolanthe), Andrew Shore (Lord Chancellor)
Marcus Farnsworth (Strephon), Ellie Laugharne (Phyllis)

Performance reviews

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Iolanthe

English National Opera


No. of reviews: 15

Un bain d’humour britannique
6 Mar 18 / ConcertoNet (French)
Fairy bad
23 Feb 18 / The Critics' Circle
Here is staging and performance deserving the full support of the Arts Council
21 Feb 18 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
A bring-the-whole-family production
20 Feb 18 / Express
An opera with a cast that is pretty close to perfect
19 Feb 18 / Express
The production feels very fresh at the moment and it needs to stay that way
16 Feb 18 / Music OMH
The new Gilbert and Sullivan offering from English National Opera is sheer bliss
15 Feb 18 / What's on Stage
Cal McCrystal’s new production relishes the topsy-turvy world where peris consort with peri-wigs
15 Feb 18 / Opera Today
The first two acts are nowhere near funny enough
15 Feb 18 / Independent
House of Lords satire bursts with frothy exuberance
15 Feb 18 / The Guardian
A colourful, exuberant riot
15 Feb 18 / Bachtrack
The staging is particularly arresting visually
15 Feb 18 / Classical Source
ENO rendition of Gilbert & Sullivan opera is a second-class show
15 Feb 18 / Evening Standard
Could prove just the big hit that ENO needs
15 Feb 18 / Telegraph
Director Cal McCrystal never knows when to stop, diverting too much attention from the music and lyrics
15 Feb 18 / The Times
Production details
Cast
Price, Laugharne, Howard, Shore, Farnsworth, McAteer, Johnson, Rea, Evans, Appleby
(c) Henty/Hopkins (d) McCrystal
Performance dates
13, 17(m), 17, 21, 23, 24(m), 28 February, 3, 9, 17, 23, 27 March, 7(m), 7 April 2018
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