The Royal Opera - Miss Fortune Reviews
11 July 2020
Emma Bell (Tina)
Noah Stewart (Hassan), Emma Bell (Tina)
General scene
Emma Bell (Tina), Chorus
Andrew Watts (Fate)

Performance reviews

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Miss Fortune

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 17

An opportunity missed
20 Mar 12 / Opera Britannia
Judith Weir's rare failure is an inner-city Cinderella story that never lifts off ... unlike the kebab van
18 Mar 12 / Independent on Sunday
Pity anyone who has the misfortune to sit through Miss Fortune
18 Mar 12 / The Spectator
The characters are archetypes who grovel in the dirt of cliché
18 Mar 12 / The Observer
Aesthetically, the production is incredible
15 Mar 12 / Musical Criticism
Mixed fortunes at the Royal Opera as Judith Weir's latest fails to inspire
15 Mar 12 / Music OMH
An evening best forgotten
14 Mar 12 / What's on Stage
Opera as self-help: Judith Weir's Miss Fortune opens, airily, at Covent Garden
14 Mar 12 / Telegraph
The first-night success of Judith Weir’s new opera owed much to the musical mastery of conductor Paul Daniel
14 Mar 12 / Financial Times (via Google)
Sad to say but Judith Weir’s sixth opera is an embarrassment
14 Mar 12 / Independent
Judith Weir's new opera is one big, expensive mistake
14 Mar 12 / The Arts Desk
Despite some fireworks, Judith Weir's new work shows few signs of blazing creativity
14 Mar 12 / Evening Standard
Hard to fathom
14 Mar 12 / The Guardian
This all-new opera at the Royal Opera House is a limping, flaccid non-starter
14 Mar 12 / Telegraph
Banal libretto and unadventurous score mar Judith Weir’s new opera
14 Mar 12 / Seen and Heard
It’s a shame that Miss Fortune does not deliver on the broad appeal that it promises
14 Mar 12 / Classical Source
There’s an air of whimsy about the enterprise that doesn’t wholly convince
14 Mar 12 / The Stage
Another bad modern opera at Covent Garden
Why is the Royal Opera House allowed to throw money away?
Miss Fortune: Why I wrote a real-life soap opera
Are launderettes, kebab vans and bankers really the stuff of opera? Judith Weir explains why her latest work – a parable about the financial crisis – had to have them.
Production details
Ewing, Bell, Watts, Stewart, Owens, Imbrailo, Harries
(c) Daniel (d) Chen
Performance dates
12, 15, 20, 23, 28 March 2012
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