Welsh National Opera - From the House of the Dead Reviews
21 April 2021
Paul Charles Clark, Laurence Cole, Julian Close, Adrian Thompson
Ensemble
Alan Oke (Skuratov)
Ensemble
Simon Crosby Buttle (Kendril), Julian Close (Don Juan)

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From the House of the Dead

Welsh National Opera


No. of reviews: 13

WNO’s blazing Janáček and Tchaikovsky with quite a lot taken out
4 Dec 17 / The Observer
A choreographic tour de force
1 Dec 17 / Classical Source
Janáček’s score is played with aplomb by Welsh National Opera’s accomplished orchestra
19 Nov 17 / The Reviews Hub
Dazzling darkness
9 Nov 17 / The Critics' Circle
Rather a divided audience response for WNO’s from the House of the Dead
6 Nov 17 / Seen and Heard
The WNO Orchestra performed wonders under Tomáš Hanus
4 Nov 17 / Classical Source
An arresting From the House of the Dead at Welsh National Opera
12 Oct 17 / Bachtrack
Hugely powerful and strangely life affirming
11 Oct 17 / Planet Hugill
Janáček's dark and devastating opera brilliantly revived by WNO
11 Oct 17 / What's on Stage
Welsh National Opera performs From the House of the Dead with unstinting commitment
11 Oct 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Jolly? No. Unmissable? Yes
10 Oct 17 / Telegraph
Imperfect, oddly shaped and rough round the edges, Janácek’s final opera is also raw and remarkable
10 Oct 17 / The Times
Landmark staging demands to be heard
10 Oct 17 / The Guardian
Production details
Cast
Le Brocq, Oke, Bailey, McAteer, Hayward, Clarke, Hayes, Thompson, Close
(c) Hanus (d) Pountney
Performance dates
8(m), 12, 20, 26 October, 2, 16, 29 November 2017 (various locations)
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