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English National Opera

No. of reviews: 20

The musical pleasures were supplemented by some good singing and dramatic performances
18 Oct 18 / Opera Journal
Losing heads in London
17 Oct 18 / ConcertoNet (English)
A radically feminist version of the story
12 Oct 18 / Express
If you’re used to installation art, you’ll take to it more readily
9 Oct 18 / The Critics' Circle
Blood and guts meet street dance and a kinky Santa in a provocative production of Strauss’s opera
7 Oct 18 / The Observer
ENO’s cast deserved better than this incompetent, incoherent production of Salome
5 Oct 18 / Seen and Heard
There will be blood in English National Opera’s Salome
4 Oct 18 / San Francisco Classical Voice
English National Opera's production is psychologically acute but dramaturgically flawed
2 Oct 18 / Evening Standard
Once-banned opera Salome is back on the London stage
2 Oct 18 / Londonist
Flogging a dead horse: a new Salome at English National Opera
2 Oct 18 / Bachtrack
ENO's Salome both intrigues and bewilders
1 Oct 18 / Opera Today
A cold-hearted, half-baked conceptual riff on an opera that should leave you shattered
1 Oct 18 / The Times
Petals, porn and dead ponies give Strauss a feminist reboot
1 Oct 18 / The Guardian
Vividly theatrical, lyrically sung, but....
1 Oct 18 / Planet Hugill
Visually arresting, but decidedly peculiar
1 Oct 18 / The Stage
Big on gesture but short on enlightenment
30 Sep 18 / Classical Source
The excellent cast captures the audience from the start
30 Sep 18 / The Upcoming
A baffling, feminine interpretation of Strauss
30 Sep 18 / Telegraph
Headless horses with floral innards in theatre of the absurd
30 Sep 18 / Independent
Inertia kills strong stage pictures, decent singing and a bejewelled orchestra
30 Sep 18 / The Arts Desk
Heady stuff: Salome, a bloody and brutal heroine for our age?
Strauss’s opera, with its necrophilia, nudity and sheer nastiness is - and always was - a huge challenge for singers. Can a new production coming to ENO emphasise its ‘mythic and feminine’ elements?
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