The Royal Opera - La donna del lago Reviews
4 June 2020

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La donna del lago

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 18

La Donna del Lago de Rossini à Covent Garden
15 Jun 13 / Diapason
This was a very special evening
11 Jun 13 / Classical Source
DiDonato triumphs as lady of the lake
29 May 13 / Seen and Heard
Ducha escocesa
28 May 13 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Rossini's romantic melodrama gets the tartan treatment
27 May 13 / Express
Singing aside, this is a horribly high-profile failure
26 May 13 / Independent on Sunday
The attraction of the Royal Opera's new staging is the dazzling cast led by Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez
26 May 13 / The Observer
John Fulljames’ production of Rossini’s ‘melodramma’ does not set the pulse racing
23 May 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
An outstanding night at the opera, probably one of the best yet this season
23 May 13 / Musical Criticism
La Donna Del Lago has its flaws but the fantastic singing hits the top notes
22 May 13 / MetroLive
Florez, DiDonato and the rest of the superb cast manage to transcend the crassness of the production
22 May 13 / Express
Juan Diego Florez triumphs in the role of Uberto
21 May 13 / The Stage
As for DiDonato, words fail
21 May 13 / Independent
DiDonato, all ecstatic coloratura and floated high notes, is mesmerising opposite Juan Diego Flórez's thrilling King
21 May 13 / The Guardian
The overall vocal line-up must rank amongst the very best ever witnessed at Covent Garden
20 May 13 / Music OMH
Despite the confusion of the staging, there was plenty of fabulous singing to enjoy
19 May 13 / Opera Britannia
A mixed evening but one that has plenty of delight
19 May 13 / What's on Stage
The staging may be a little too silly for some, but Rossini's music has never sounded better
19 May 13 / Telegraph
Sir Walter Scott: nationalist or patriot?
Alan Massie examines the patriotic themes of Scott's The Lady of the Lake and the Rossini opera it inspired.
Production details
Flórez, Orfila, Lee/Spyres, DiDonato, Barcellona, Leggate, Gringyte, Bemsch
(c) Mariotti (d) Fulljames
Performance dates
17, 20, 23, 27, 31 May, 4, 7, 11 June 2013
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