Northern Ireland Opera - Belfast
20 August 2017

Company search

Country Company
click here for more photos for
this opera company
there are no videos for this
opera company

You've been granted free access to this page.

Take a FREE 7 DAY TRIAL or SUBSCRIBE today to access the full content of theoperacritic.com.

Free access

Performance reviews

Key Photo gallery Production details Video link
Radamisto

Northern Ireland Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Handel's Radamisto still has something meaningful to communicate that resonates 300 years later
18 May 17 / Opera Journal
Stress tests
10 May 17 / The Critics' Circle
Powder her Face

Northern Ireland Opera


No. of reviews: 4

A convincing case for its music-theatre qualities
2 Feb 17 / Opera Journal
Finally, great acting makes emotional sense of this opera
30 Jan 17 / Telegraph
Powder Her Face is a reminder that neither money nor sex buys happiness
29 Jan 17 / Alan in Belfast
The performances are uniformly energetic and committed
29 Jan 17 / The Reviews Hub
Don Giovanni

Northern Ireland Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Shocking stuff!
24 Nov 16 / Opera Journal
Hedonism and downfall in Oliver Mears' farewell production at Northern Ireland Opera
22 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
Oliver Mears pilots a witty production that deftly balances comedy and seriousness
21 Nov 16 / The Guardian
Oliver Mears' swan song production of Don Giovanni for Opera NI was a triumph
21 Nov 16 / The Irish News
The Turn of the Screw

Northern Ireland Opera


No. of reviews: 3

An effective production of this ever intriguing work
17 Mar 16 / Opera Journal
An intimate, well-acted opera with a tight cast and great set
14 Mar 16 / Alan in Belfast
NI Opera's Turn of the Screw 'a masterclass in building suspense'
12 Mar 16 / The Irish News
Turandot

Northern Ireland Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Northern Ireland Opera’s Turandot will fill you with awe and revulsion
6 Nov 15 / The Spectator
An extreme vision
5 Nov 15 / Opera Journal
Subjugation of the silent majority: Calixto Bieito's Turandot in Belfast
5 Nov 15 / Bachtrack
Bold, brash and brutal
3 Nov 15 / The Stage
Pretentious and bathetic
2 Nov 15 / Telegraph
Calixto Bieito’s version of Puccini’s Chinese epic is worthwhile musically but becomes the victim of its own excess
2 Nov 15 / The Guardian
Iconoclastic approach to a classic story
1 Nov 15 / Belfast Telegraph
"Dazzling" version of Turandot a unique spectacle
31 Oct 15 / The Irish News
Salome

Northern Ireland Opera


No. of reviews: 4

White-knuckle ride that never lets up
9 Feb 15 / The Guardian
A big piece of musical theatre & strong performances with an intense & macabre plot
8 Feb 15 / Slugger O'Toole
A century on, Oscar Wilde's play still retains an overwhelming power
8 Feb 15 / Belfast Telegraph
North Ireland Opera's new production of Salome shows panache
8 Feb 15 / Telegraph
Salome in Northern Ireland
Backlash over nude scene fails to materialise as biblical epic rapturously received in Belfast.
Northern Ireland in uproar over nude Salome
Northern Ireland Opera has sent out an email to people who have bought tickets to Salome: ‘The dancer playing Salome will now appear nude for the last 10 seconds of the Dance’.
Macbeth

Northern Ireland Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Northern Ireland Opera's production of Verdi's Macbeth has many virtues but it lacks heart and soul
23 Feb 14 / Telegraph
The Turn of the Screw

Northern Ireland Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Turn of the Screw by NI Opera draws the audience into its dark psychological vortex
21 Mar 12 / Telegraph
This first-rate spine-chiller notches up another hit production for the fledgling Northern Ireland Opera
11 Mar 12 / Independent on Sunday
No more reviews
Northern Ireland Opera
Belfast
Reviews search
Use this search to find historical reviews in our database
Performance schedule
No future performances found

News & Articles

New opera guy in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Opera have picked Walter Sutcliffe as artistic director, replacing Oliver Mears who has gone to Covent Garden.
8 Dec 2016 / Slipped Disc
Salome in Northern Ireland
Backlash over nude scene fails to materialise as biblical epic rapturously received in Belfast.
8 Feb 2015 / Belfast Telegraph