English National Opera - Xerxes Reviews
19 April 2021
Alice Coote (Xerxes)
Alice Coote (Xerxes), Rhian Lois (Atalanta)
Neal Davies (Ariodate), Alice Coote (Xerxes), Chorus
Rhian Lois (Atalanta), Sarah Tynan (Romilda), Andrew Watts (Arsamene)
Alice Coote (Xerxes), Sarah Tynan (Romilda)

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Xerxes

English National Opera


No. of reviews: 14

ENO could do far worse than ask Hofstetter back in such repertoire
23 Sep 14 / Boulezian
Hytner’s brilliant concept has stood the test of time
22 Sep 14 / Music OMH
Handel opera will transport you to Georgian Britain
19 Sep 14 / Londonist
Astonishing comedy, glorious fun
18 Sep 14 / Express
Handel's baroque opera with a minimalist presentation
18 Sep 14 / The Huffington Post
Nicholas Hytner's ageless production of Handel's delicious comic opera returns in a strongly-cast revival
17 Sep 14 / What's on Stage
Hytner’s staging remains fresh and fluid
17 Sep 14 / The Guardian
It's 30 years old, but ENO's Xerxes remains the benchmark for Handel
17 Sep 14 / Telegraph
Award winning Xerxes possesses wit and charm
17 Sep 14 / Seen and Heard
Xerxes comes up as fresh as ever in Michael Walling’s faithful re-mounting
17 Sep 14 / Classical Source
Alice Coote makes her role debut as Xerxes, singing with customary brilliance
17 Sep 14 / The Stage
Terrific singing from a cast led by the wonderful Alice Coote as Xerxes
17 Sep 14 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Revival shows how much of a handle Nicholas Hytner's had on Handel
16 Sep 14 / Independent
The show that brought Handel back into fashion when it premiered in 1985
16 Sep 14 / The Arts Desk
Production details
Cast
Coote, Watts, Young, Tynan, Lois, Davies, Powter
(c) Hofstetter (d) Hytner
Performance dates
15, 20, 24, 26 September, 1, 3 October 2014
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