Welsh National Opera - Les vêpres siciliennes Reviews
15 April 2021
Giorgio Caoduro (Guy de Montfort), Ensemble
Wojtek Gierlach (Jean Procida)
Wojtek Gierlach (Jean Procida), Anush Hovhannisyan (Helene) Jung Soo Yun (Henri)
General scene
Wyn Pencarreg (Robert)

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Les vêpres siciliennes

Welsh National Opera

No. of reviews: 14

Carlo Rizzi’s conducting and WNO’s chorus make Les vêpres siciliennes a worthwhile experience
13 Mar 20 / Seen and Heard
A passion for patriarchy
16 Feb 20 / The Observer
Director David Poultney, never afraid to take risks, pulls out all the stops this time
16 Feb 20 / The Reviews Hub
An uneven production that ranges from dreary to inspired
14 Feb 20 / South Wales Argus
Episode II des Vêpres siciliennes de Verdi (en français) : Cardiff!
14 Feb 20 / Opera Online (French)
Valiant attempt but WNO’s new Les vȇpres siciliennes can’t quite persuade one of its merits
13 Feb 20 / Seen and Heard
David Pountney offers adventurous staging of laborious Verdi grand opera
12 Feb 20 / OperaWire
Verdi takes on the French at Cardiff
11 Feb 20 / The Article
Theatricality and spectacle in Verdi's grand opera
11 Feb 20 / The Guardian
Disappointing final instalment of David Pountney’s Verdi trilogy
11 Feb 20 / The Stage
Welsh National Opera tackles Les Vêpres siciliennes but the vocal fireworks fail to ignite
11 Feb 20 / Bachtrack
A visual triumph
11 Feb 20 / The Critics' Circle
Spectacle and a lusty chorus fail to salvage this Verdi dud
10 Feb 20 / Telegraph
Welsh National Opera tackles Les Vêpres siciliennes but the vocal fireworks fail to ignite
10 Feb 20 / Bachtrack
Verdi opera: Conductor stops performance over 'phone miscreants'
A conductor has twice stopped an opera in Cardiff after mobile phones rang in the audience.
Production details
Caoduro, Pencarreg, Moore, Yun, Gierlach, Hovhannisyan, Byrne, Evans, Sprague, John, Evans
(c) Rizzi/Jones (d) Pountney
Performance dates
8, 15, 22 February, 7, 14, 21 March, 4, 18 April, 9 May 2020 (various locations)
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