Glyndebourne Festival - Vanessa Reviews
21 April 2021

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Vanessa

Glyndebourne Festival


No. of reviews: 22

An excellent performance of an entertaining and superbly constructed opera
20 Sep 18 / Opera Journal
Un engendro llamado Vanessa
27 Aug 18 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Ibsen meets Puccini
13 Aug 18 / Klassik Info
Barber’s eclectic score is a gift to the sopranos
13 Aug 18 / Express
After decades of neglect, Samuel Barber’s Vanessa makes a dramatic entrance
12 Aug 18 / The Sunday Times
Competent but lacks the extra class
11 Aug 18 / Express
A superb production at Glyndebourne of Barber’s unjustly neglected Vanessa
10 Aug 18 / Seen and Heard
Barber's mysterious "Vanessa" enthrals at Glyndebourne
10 Aug 18 / euronews
Warner’s production emphasises the claustrophobic and noirish aspects of the story
9 Aug 18 / Music OMH
Barber's opera finds its time with intelligent, gripping staging
8 Aug 18 / The Guardian
Keith Warner’s production evokes the mystery and repressed sensuality of this intriguing work
8 Aug 18 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Keith Warner's Glyndebourne production exposes truths and tragedies
8 Aug 18 / Opera Today
Le miroir s'argenta
8 Aug 18 / Forum Opéra
Repression in a cold climate
7 Aug 18 / Bachtrack
Worth the wait for this winningly performed production
7 Aug 18 / Independent
Probing and spectacular
7 Aug 18 / The Stage
Glyndebourne: a solid production can't hide the charmlessness of Barber's opera
7 Aug 18 / Telegraph
Glyndebourne presents the first fully professional UK staging of Barber's romantic opera
7 Aug 18 / What's on Stage
It’s hard to imagine the opera being more sympathetically treated
6 Aug 18 / Classical Source
Blowsy histrionics and a great finale
6 Aug 18 / The Arts Desk
Glyndebourne’s magnificent production makes the strongest possible case for Vanessa
6 Aug 18 / Evening Standard
Gripping psychodrama with a nod to Hitchcock
6 Aug 18 / Planet Hugill
Vanessa: from Pulitzer to obscurity… and beyond
The prize-winning opera fell out of favour. Now it is getting a second chance at Glyndebourne.
Production details
Cast
Bell, Verrez, Plowright, Montvidas, Albert, Thomas, Kudriasovas
(c) Hrusa/McFall (d) Warner
Performance dates
5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 August 2018
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