English National Opera - The Mask of Orpheus Reviews
7 July 2020
William Morgan, Peter Hoare, Simon Wilding, David Ireland
Peter Hoare, Alfa Marks
Dancers
Joan Aguila-Cuevas, Sam Ford, Ripp Greatbach, Stefano de Luca
James Cleverton, Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Performance reviews

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The Mask of Orpheus

English National Opera


No. of reviews: 12

Orpheus at ENO: house of the dead
6 Dec 19 / Opera Now
Orpheus in London: Four Orpheus operas at the English National Opera
27 Nov 19 / San Francisco Classical Voice
This opera by the British composer Harrison Birtwistle is a complete mess - but a rather brilliant mess
3 Nov 19 / Express
Fontanals-Simmons and Hoare are standouts in ENO’s The Mask of Orpheus though orchestra gets glitterball
31 Oct 19 / Seen and Heard
Birtwistle's The Mask of Orpheus is anything but simple
31 Oct 19 / Opera Journal
Birtwistle’s Mask of Orpheus submerged by high camp spectacle
23 Oct 19 / The Article
ENO reinvents Birtwhistle’s Mask of Orpheus with clowns, latex and oodles of camp
22 Oct 19 / Financial Times (via Google)
Daniel Kramer's camp carnival defuses any focus in Birtwistle's bruising score
22 Oct 19 / The Arts Desk
Not for the first time, alas, ENO has snatched defeat from the jaws of victory
22 Oct 19 / Opera Today
A mysterious spectacle which pushes unusual emotional buttons
21 Oct 19 / Music OMH
Travesty of a production is nothing to laugh about
21 Oct 19 / The Guardian
For the average audience, this is a physical and mental ordeal
21 Oct 19 / Telegraph
Production details
Cast
Hoare, Norman, Fontanals-Simmons, Barnett-Jones, Cleverton, Bailey, McFadden, Hayward, Morgan, Ireland, Wilding, Shaw, Coventry, Stevenson
(c) Brabbins/Henshaw (d) Kramer
Performance dates
18, 25, 29 October, 7, 13 November 2019
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