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Glyndebourne Festival

No. of reviews: 22

An excellent performance of an entertaining and superbly constructed opera
20 Sep 18 / Opera Journal
Un engendro llamado Vanessa
27 Aug 18 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Barber’s eclectic score is a gift to the sopranos
13 Aug 18 / Express
Ibsen meets Puccini
13 Aug 18 / Klassik Info
After decades of neglect, Samuel Barber’s Vanessa makes a dramatic entrance
12 Aug 18 / The Sunday Times
Competent but lacks the extra class
11 Aug 18 / Express
Barber's mysterious "Vanessa" enthrals at Glyndebourne
10 Aug 18 / euronews
A superb production at Glyndebourne of Barber’s unjustly neglected Vanessa
10 Aug 18 / Seen and Heard
Warner’s production emphasises the claustrophobic and noirish aspects of the story
9 Aug 18 / Music OMH
Keith Warner's Glyndebourne production exposes truths and tragedies
8 Aug 18 / Opera Today
Barber's opera finds its time with intelligent, gripping staging
8 Aug 18 / The Guardian
Le miroir s'argenta
8 Aug 18 / Forum Opéra
Keith Warner’s production evokes the mystery and repressed sensuality of this intriguing work
8 Aug 18 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Repression in a cold climate
7 Aug 18 / Bachtrack
Glyndebourne: a solid production can't hide the charmlessness of Barber's opera
7 Aug 18 / Telegraph
Worth the wait for this winningly performed production
7 Aug 18 / Independent
Glyndebourne presents the first fully professional UK staging of Barber's romantic opera
7 Aug 18 / What's on Stage
Probing and spectacular
7 Aug 18 / The Stage
Glyndebourne’s magnificent production makes the strongest possible case for Vanessa
6 Aug 18 / Evening Standard
It’s hard to imagine the opera being more sympathetically treated
6 Aug 18 / Classical Source
Gripping psychodrama with a nod to Hitchcock
6 Aug 18 / Planet Hugill
Blowsy histrionics and a great finale
6 Aug 18 / The Arts Desk
Vanessa: from Pulitzer to obscurity… and beyond
The prize-winning opera fell out of favour. Now it is getting a second chance at Glyndebourne.
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