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
Shore, Best, Roberts
(c) Ingram (d) Brown
Performance dates
17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 27 April 2012
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