Guildhall School of Music & Drama - London
22 September 2017

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Radamisto

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


No. of reviews: 4

Imaginative re-invention of the first version of Handel's opera seria
12 Jun 17 / Planet Hugill
Sensitive negotiations: Handel's Radamisto, Guildhall
9 Jun 17 / Bachtrack
To set an opera in a museum is not an entirely original idea
8 Jun 17 / Music OMH
A stimulating interpretation of one of Handel’s most vivid and memorable opera
7 Jun 17 / Classical Source
The Tale of Januarie

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


No. of reviews: 4

John Findon sings Januarie for all of the performances and proves magnificent in the role
14 Mar 17 / Music OMH
Director Martin Lloyd-Evans brings out the tale’s bawdiness and romance
6 Mar 17 / Express
Martin Lloyd-Evans’s staging is vigorous and direct
3 Mar 17 / Classical Source
New opera crosses Carry On with Chaucer
1 Mar 17 / The Guardian
Mavra

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


No. of reviews: 7

The Guildhall has shown typical enterprise in programming
8 Nov 16 / Boulezian
The opera looked a treat
7 Nov 16 / Planet Hugill
Enterprising Russian opera double-bill from Guildhall School of Music
5 Nov 16 / Seen and Heard
A strong Russian double-bill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
3 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
The production is extremely slick, dynamic and amusing
3 Nov 16 / Music OMH
A Russian double bill from the GSMD
2 Nov 16 / Opera Today
Young women on the verge of full female awareness are the theme of GSMD’s double-bill of Russian opera
2 Nov 16 / Classical Source
Iolanta

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


No. of reviews: 7

The Guildhall has shown typical enterprise in programming
8 Nov 16 / Boulezian
Tchaikovsky's last opera in a lyrically passionate performance
7 Nov 16 / Planet Hugill
Enterprising Russian opera double-bill from Guildhall School of Music
5 Nov 16 / Seen and Heard
A strong Russian double-bill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
3 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
As Iolanta, Joanna Marie Skillett puts in a stunning performance
3 Nov 16 / Music OMH
A Russian double bill from the GSMD
2 Nov 16 / Opera Today
Young women on the verge of full female awareness are the theme of GSMD’s double-bill of Russian opera
2 Nov 16 / Classical Source
Ariane

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


No. of reviews: 4

Rare repertoire indeed
6 Jun 16 / Classical Source
Despite excellent, spirited performances Martinů opera double bill fails to resonate
4 Jun 16 / Seen and Heard
Delivering operatic rarities with such wit and panache
3 Jun 16 / Opera Today
A surrealist Minotaur and devils in tutus: Ariane and Alexandre bis at Guildhall
2 Jun 16 / Bachtrack
Alexandre Bis

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


No. of reviews: 4

Rare repertoire indeed
6 Jun 16 / Classical Source
Despite excellent, spirited performances Martinů opera double bill fails to resonate
4 Jun 16 / Seen and Heard
Delivering operatic rarities with such wit and panache
3 Jun 16 / Opera Today
A surrealist Minotaur and devils in tutus: Ariane and Alexandre bis at Guildhall
2 Jun 16 / Bachtrack
The Rape of Lucretia

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


No. of reviews: 5

An outstanding Rape of Lucretia at the Guildhall
2 Mar 16 / Seen and Heard
A dark but fascinating work
28 Feb 16 / Express
Survivor's guilt
26 Feb 16 / Bachtrack
An atmospheric staging
25 Feb 16 / Music OMH
The GSMD fielded an impressive first cast
25 Feb 16 / Classical Source
Le donne curiose

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


No. of reviews: 7

Wolf-Ferrari’s Le donne curiose is so good-natured as to be almost insipid
12 Nov 15 / The Spectator
Delightful revival of Wolf-Ferrari's first comic hit
9 Nov 15 / Planet Hugill
Youthful charm and a witty production keep Wolf-Ferrari's prolix comedy afloat
6 Nov 15 / The Arts Desk
Stephen Barlow judged this production perfectly
6 Nov 15 / Opera Today
Situation comedy, Italian style
5 Nov 15 / Bachtrack
Enjoyable but Wolf-Ferrari's Venetian tale is garrulous
5 Nov 15 / The Guardian
Le donne curiose could go down like a lead balloon, but here it rises to seemingly limitless heights
5 Nov 15 / Music OMH
The Cunning Peasant

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


No. of reviews: 4

Dvořák comes to Wessex in lively Guildhall production of The Cunning Peasant
13 Nov 14 / Seen and Heard
An enjoyable opportunity to encounter Dvořák’s sixth opera
11 Nov 14 / Boulezian
The Cunning Peasant’s charms lie in its string of sophisticated songs and dances
7 Nov 14 / The Arts Desk
Dvořák’s ‘flimsy’ opera transplanted to Hardy’s Wessex
6 Nov 14 / The Guardian
San Giovanni Battista

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


No. of reviews: 3

These productions also demonstrate the imagination regularly displayed by London’s conservatoires
18 Jun 14 / Classical Source
A double-bill of Baroque rarities by the Guildhall School
14 Jun 14 / Bachtrack
Guildhall School triumphs in Arne and Stradella operas
14 Jun 14 / Seen and Heard
The Cooper

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


No. of reviews: 3

These productions also demonstrate the imagination regularly displayed by London’s conservatoires
18 Jun 14 / Classical Source
A double-bill of Baroque rarities by the Guildhall School
14 Jun 14 / Bachtrack
Guildhall School triumphs in Arne and Stradella operas
14 Jun 14 / Seen and Heard
Our Town

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


No. of reviews: 4

An engrossing European premiere of a problematic newish opera
3 Jun 12 / Musical Pointers
A consistently fine company achievement
2 Jun 12 / The Guardian
The staging is clearly, even clinically managed, emphasising the opera’s quasi-ritualistic, emotionally neutral stance
2 Jun 12 / Classical Source
The first European production of Ned Rorem’s opera about small-town America conveyed the work’s strengths
31 May 12 / Financial Times (via Google)
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


No. of reviews: 5

The essence of the production was Dream and its illogicalities
9 Mar 12 / Musical Pointers
This is a production not without its magic
6 Mar 12 / Opera Britannia
Tasteful, meaningful and entertaining
3 Mar 12 / Musical Criticism
Martin Lloyd-Evans marshals some good visual ideas
2 Mar 12 / Classical Source
The students are not to blame for the disappointment of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
1 Mar 12 / What's on Stage
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