Opera North - The Snow Maiden Reviews
19 April 2021
Heather Lowe (Lel), Aoife Miskelly (Snow Maiden), Chorus
Elin Pritchard (Kupava), Chorus
Yvonne Howard (Spring Beauty), Aoife Miskelly (Snow Maiden), Chorus
Phillip Rhodes (Mizgir), Elin Pritchard (Kupava)
Heather Lowe (Lel), Elin Pritchard (Kupava)

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The Snow Maiden

Opera North

No. of reviews: 20

Magic aplenty in Russian tale remake
13 May 17 / Ilkley Gazette
Clearly it's a well thought out production
23 Mar 17 / Opera Journal
It’s no fairytale
14 Mar 17 / The Critics' Circle
Opera North concludes its trio of fairy tale operas with a fine production of Snow Maiden
13 Mar 17 / Seen and Heard
Great singing but Opera North's The Snow Maiden didn't always hit the right note
7 Mar 17 / Chronicle Live
On the whole this is a creditable staging of an underestimated but stimulating Russian opera
27 Feb 17 / Classical Source
Opera North brings a rare but tuneful Russian favourite to UK audiences
26 Feb 17 / What's on Stage
Wintery magic: Rimsky-Korsakov's Snow Maiden gets a rare outing at Opera North
6 Feb 17 / Planet Hugill
In the end, it was Rimsky’s colourful score that made it all worthwhile
31 Jan 17 / The York Press
Opera North delivers folklore in a factory in a rare staging of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden
30 Jan 17 / The Observer
Will be Snow Maiden melt your heart in Leeds opera?
29 Jan 17 / Keighley News
Spectacular effects from Opera North in supporting a flawed musical drama
28 Jan 17 / Seen and Heard
Why do we neglect this masterpiece?
27 Jan 17 / The Spectator
A fine Snow Maiden with a little too much sugar
24 Jan 17 / Telegraph
Aoife Miskelly is a vulnerable and appealing Snow Maiden
24 Jan 17 / Harrogate Advertiser
Outstanding individual performances in Opera North's The Snow Maiden
24 Jan 17 / The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A little satire in a surfeit of whimsy
24 Jan 17 / The Guardian
Mixed results
24 Jan 17 / The Stage
Snowflakes and sunflowers: rare Rimsky-Korsakov opera revived by Opera North
23 Jan 17 / Bachtrack
Snow Maiden is an excellent production
23 Jan 17 / The Reviews Hub
Reinventing a Russian folk opera for modern Britain
The director of Opera North’s reworking of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s classic tale, The Snow Maiden, explains how a once nationalist art form can retain its power in our global age.
Production details
Miskelly, Bottone, Robinson, Howard, Creswell, Shovelton, Lowe, Pritchard, Rhodes
(c) McFall/Pickard (d) Fulljames
Performance dates
21, 28 January, 3, 17, 24 February, 3, 10, 17, 24 March 2017 (various locations)
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