Opera North - Death in Venice Reviews
7 July 2020
Alan Oke (Gustav von Aschenbach), Peter Savidge as (Old Gondolier)
Alan Oke (Gustav von Aschenbach), Emily Mézières (Tadzio), Riikka Läser (A Polish Mother), Marie-Charlotte Chevalier (Governess)
Alan Oke (Gustav von Aschenbach), Christopher Ainslie (Voice of Apollo), Peter Savidge (Voice of Dionysus), Dancers
Alan Oke (Gustav von Aschenbach), Christopher Ainslie (Voice of Apollo), Emily Mézières (Tadzio), Dancers
Alan Oke (Gustav von Aschenbach)

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Death in Venice

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No. of reviews: 10

Oke gives magnificent performance in Britten’s final opera
11 Nov 13 / Seen and Heard
The evening is a triumph for Alan Oke
9 Nov 13 / What's on Stage
Gabrieli meets gamelan in Britten's final opera
28 Oct 13 / The Arts Desk
Death in Venice is brought evocatively to life, but remains deeply unsettling
25 Oct 13 / Telegraph
Opera North pays tribute to Britten with Death in Venice
22 Oct 13 / Seen and Heard
An atmospheric if austere vision of Venice at the beginning of the 20th century
22 Oct 13 / The Stage
Haunting imagery in this fine revival
21 Oct 13 / Opera Britannia
Opera North's production of Britten's last stage work is a thing of simple beauty
20 Oct 13 / The Guardian
A daring choice, maybe, but a successful one
19 Oct 13 / The York Press
Much of the power of the piece comes over
18 Oct 13 / The Stage
Production details
Cast
Oke, Savidge, Ainslie/Laing, Thantrey
(c) Farnes (d) Oida
Performance dates
17, 19, 23, 25 October, 1, 2, 7, 14, 21 November 2013 (various locations)
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