Glyndebourne Festival - Hippolyte et Aricie Reviews
23 March 2019
Ed Lyon (Hippolytus), Christiane Karg (Aricia)
General scene
Mathias Vidal (Cupid), Chorus
Sarah Connolly (Phaedra), Ed Lyon (Hippolytus)
Christiane Karg (Aricia)

Performance reviews

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Hippolyte et Aricie

Glyndebourne Festival


No. of reviews: 17

Jonathan Kent zappe Rameau
4 Aug 13 / Diapason
Musically it was as splendid
23 Jul 13 / Musical Criticism
Aricie la sortie (du frigo)
10 Jul 13 / La Libre
A beguiling evening, despite the giant broccoli
8 Jul 13 / Express
L'idylle aux frigos
5 Jul 13 / Forum Opéra
A welcome chance to experience some of Rameau's most glorious music
5 Jul 13 / Evening Standard
Glyndebourne's Hippolyte et Aricie is a musical triumph, but the drama misfires
2 Jul 13 / Independent
The festival’s first ever Rameau opera is given a wildly over-the-top production by Jonathan Kent
2 Jul 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Glyndebourne’s goddess battles cupid
2 Jul 13 / Bloomberg
Sarah Connolly’s Phaedra leads the field
2 Jul 13 / The Stage
A ground–breaking staging
2 Jul 13 / What's on Stage
Spectacle and generosity aplenty in this miraculous operatic debut from Rameau
1 Jul 13 / The Arts Desk
Minor reservations aside, music and drama come together here very pleasingly
1 Jul 13 / Classical Source
Glyndebourne captures spirit of the baroque in Rameau’s first opera
1 Jul 13 / Seen and Heard
Jonathan Kent's hyperactive production injected chaos rather than variety
1 Jul 13 / Telegraph
An excuse for a bit of a romp
1 Jul 13 / The Guardian
If you loved Glyndebourne’s Faerie Queene, you’ll love this, too
1 Jul 13 / Music OMH
Sarah Connolly: from triumph to tragedy
As Sarah Connolly prepares to star in Glyndebourne's new production of Hippolyte et Aricie, she talks about finding her voice, taking on Wotan and playing the lustful stepmother.
Production details
Cast
Lyon, Karg, Connolly, Degout, Lis, Watson, Pasturaud, Lefèvre, Boden, Felix, Quintans, de Negri, Vidal/Lefèvre/Thorpe, Vidal, Quintans, de Negri
(c) Christie/Cohen (d) Kent
Performance dates
29 June, 3, 7, 12, 16, 19, 25 July, 1, 4, 8, 13, 18 August 2013
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