English National Opera - Rodelinda Reviews
19 April 2021
Rebecca Evans (Rodelinda)
Iestyn Davies (Bertorido)
Rebecca Evans (Rodelinda), Iestyn Davies (Bertorido), John Mark Ainsley (Grimoaldo), Christopher Ainslie (Unulfo), Richard Burkhard (Garibaldo), Matt Casey (Flavio)
John Mark Ainsley (Grimoaldo), Susan Bickley (Eduige), Isetyn Davies (Bertorido), Rebecca Evans (Rodelinda)
Iestyn Davies (Bertorido)

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Rodelinda

English National Opera


No. of reviews: 19

Glorious music and a cast to kill for
2 Apr 14 / Musical Criticism
The operatic search for truth amid the noise
21 Mar 14 / New Statesman
Rebecca Evans shines in towering production of Handel's Rodelinda
10 Mar 14 / Wales Online
ENO's outstanding new production is a reminder of the everyday brilliance of Handel
9 Mar 14 / The Observer
Handel's neglected opera is violent, farcical and great fun
7 Mar 14 / Express
A witty production of Rodelinda
5 Mar 14 / Classical-music.com
Rodelinda at the Coliseum is a welcome hit after a run of underpar productions
5 Mar 14 / Metro
ENO’s new production plays Handel’s opera as political slapstick
4 Mar 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
The whole adds up to a striking piece of music theatre
4 Mar 14 / The Stage
As Rodelinda Rebecca Evans' singing was truly world class
4 Mar 14 / Opera Britannia
Richard Jones’s version of Rodelinda lays on the humour like heavy mascara but at its best it’s inspired
4 Mar 14 / Evening Standard
As a whole this production is a mixed experience
3 Mar 14 / Classical Source
High musical standards in ENO’s Rodelinda
3 Mar 14 / Seen and Heard
Handel opera for the 21st century
3 Mar 14 / Londonist
Richard Jones probes Handel's political drama with great intelligence, and musically it is tremendous
2 Mar 14 / The Guardian
An ill-judged production of Handel's opera makes for a disappointing night
1 Mar 14 / What's on Stage
Iestyn Davies triumphs in Richard Jones' new version of Handel's opera
1 Mar 14 / Independent
It's not often in opera that all the elements combine for total musical theatre that stuns
1 Mar 14 / The Arts Desk
ENO’s Rodelinda: the best and worst of opera
1 Mar 14 / The Spectator
Production details
Cast
Evans, Davies, Ainsley, Bickley, Ainslie, Burkhard
(c) Curnyn (d) Jones
Performance dates
28 February, 2(m), 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15 March 2014
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