The Royal Opera - Quartett Reviews
4 June 2020
Kirstin Chavez (Marquise de Merteuil)
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Leigh Melrose (Vicomte de Valmont), Kirstin Chavez (Marquise de Merteuil)
Leigh Melrose (Vicomte de Valmont)
Leigh Melrose (Vicomte de Valmont)

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No. of reviews: 10

An excellent production of a rich and thought-provoking work
28 Jun 14 / Musical Criticism
A post-apocalyptic take on Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Linbury Studio Theatre
26 Jun 14 / The Spectator
Francesconi’s Quartett a chess game with people’s souls
23 Jun 14 / Seen and Heard
Admirably incomprehensible
22 Jun 14 / The Observer
Dour and discomforting but ultimately rewarding
21 Jun 14 / The Guardian
Generic wittering
20 Jun 14 / Telegraph
Only at the end are there glimpses of a powerful opera
20 Jun 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
The whole is a death-obsessed whirlpool of existential recrimination and regret
20 Jun 14 / Classical Source
Leigh Melrose enters his role with abandon and sings with great stamina
20 Jun 14 / The Stage
The music tries everything to keep our attention and perhaps that's why it fails
20 Jun 14 / What's on Stage
Luca Francesconi: do you dare go to his opera?
It's violent, blasphemous, nihilistic and cynical. Composer Luca Francesconi tells why his end-of-world opera Quartett is essential viewing.
Production details
Chavez/Voje, Melrose/Stone
(c) Gourlay (d) Fulljames
Performance dates
18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 June 2014
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