Welsh National Opera - Un Ballo in Maschera Reviews
21 April 2021
Gwyn Hughes Jones (Riccardo)
Gwyn Hughes Jones (Riccardo), Roland Wood (Renato), Mary Elizabeth Williams (Amelia)
Mary Elizabeth Williams (Amelia), Ensemble
Sara Fulgoni (Ulrica), Mary Elizabeth Williams (Amelia), Roland Wood (Renato)
Chorus

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Un Ballo in Maschera

Welsh National Opera


No. of reviews: 14

WNO’s very well sung Un ballo in maschera in Llandudno
29 Apr 19 / Seen and Heard
This production was full of energy and originality
12 Apr 19 / Chew Valley Gazette
In essence, lots of lovely music to enjoy, but rather too much in the way of distracting detail on stage
8 Mar 19 / Express & Star
Clever stuff, and often intriguing, but occasionally baffling
8 Mar 19 / Opera Today
Spectacular, ghoulish flair
19 Feb 19 / The Stage
Dancing with Mr D
19 Feb 19 / The Critics' Circle
Make no bones about it: WNO’s forces are the best Verdians this side of the Alps
17 Feb 19 / The Sunday Times
Much to admire, musically and visually, in David Pountney’s WNO Un ballo in maschera premiere
14 Feb 19 / Seen and Heard
A tongue-in-cheek staging to be sure, but none the worse for that
13 Feb 19 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Ballo II, the American cut: an indigestible staging by David Pountney for WNO
12 Feb 19 / Bachtrack
Mary Elizabeth Williams, as Amelia, gives a finely nuanced and musically exquisite performance
11 Feb 19 / The Reviews Hub
Terrific gory fun with pirates, witchcraft and murder
11 Feb 19 / The Guardian
A lively spectacle filled with punch and energy
11 Feb 19 / Telegraph
A jolly good show
11 Feb 19 / Planet Hugill
Production details
Cast
Hughes Jones, Wood, Williams, Fulgoni, Martin Du Theil/Elley, Howard, Kim, Hambleton, Morris, Irvin
(c) Rizzi/Jones (d) Pountney
Performance dates
9, 16(m), 23 February, 6, 27 March, 3, 10, 24 April 2019 (various locations)
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