English National Opera - Jakob Lenz Reviews
19 April 2021
Lillie Forrester
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Andrew Shore, Richard Roberts, Jonathan Best
Andrew Shore
Andrew Shore

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Jakob Lenz

English National Opera


No. of reviews: 15

ENO's co-production of Wolfgang Rihm’s "Sturm und Drang" favourite is a qualified success
29 Apr 12 / Telegraph
A committed production and performance
26 Apr 12 / What's on Stage
Andrew Shore is stunning as Jakob Lenz
25 Apr 12 / The Opera Critic
Andrew Shore's Lenz stutters, roars, flutes and howls in solitary anguish
23 Apr 12 / Independent on Sunday
Applausi generosi da parte del pubblico della prima
23 Apr 12 / GBOPERA
Go, for a truly extraordinary experience
22 Apr 12 / The Observer
ENO sets an example in staging Wolfgang Rihm chamber opera
21 Apr 12 / Seen and Heard
This production has everything to recommend it
20 Apr 12 / Musical Criticism
No-one experiencing this production is likely to be disappointed by its dramatic veracity or impact
20 Apr 12 / Classical Source
A curious historical pageant, uninvolving and rather slight
19 Apr 12 / The Guardian
Admirable, but this production of Wolfgang Rihm’s 1978 chamber opera is found wanting
19 Apr 12 / Financial Times (via Google)
Under Alex Ingram’s direction, Rihm’s score comes to life with remarkable vividness
19 Apr 12 / Independent
An intimate but clinical piece of theatre
19 Apr 12 / Telegraph
A night of high drama
19 Apr 12 / Opera Britannia
A new production of a contemporary classic captures Rihm's drama if not always his clarity
18 Apr 12 / The Arts Desk
Why we are watching … Sam Brown
From Formby to Jakob Lenz: the opera director who is set to hit the highest notes.
Production details
Cast
Shore, Best, Roberts
(c) Ingram (d) Brown
Performance dates
17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 27 April 2012
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