The Royal Opera - Idomeneo Reviews
5 June 2020
Matthew Polenzani (Idomeneo)
General scene
Sophie Bevan (Ilia), Franco Fagioli (Idamante)
Malin Byström (Elettra)
Matthew Polenzani (Idomeneo)

Performance reviews

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No. of reviews: 22

Poor Idomeneo!
25 Nov 14 / Boulezian
Martin Kusej se pone Idomeneo por montera en Londres
11 Nov 14 / Beckmesser
Idomeneo, un papá fascista
10 Nov 14 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Nice opera, pity about the production
9 Nov 14 / Express
Martin Kušej’s new Idomeneo caused a storm
9 Nov 14 / The Observer
Opera round-up: Mozart's Idomeneo, La Boheme and Donizetti's Les Martyrs
9 Nov 14 / Express
Martin Kušej’s Idomeneo at the Royal Opera House is baffling and troubling
7 Nov 14 / New Statesman
Martin Kusej is greeted by 'a Mexican wave of booing'
7 Nov 14 / Independent
Martin Kusej has enlisted a superb team of soloists under the stylish baton of Marc Minkowski
6 Nov 14 / Evening Standard
A rip-roaring Royal Opera misfire
6 Nov 14 / Blouin Artinfo
Mozart's opera seria comes startlingly alive in a controversial new production at Covent Garden
5 Nov 14 / What's on Stage
Coarsened by Kusej, but superbly sung
5 Nov 14 / Independent
Early Mozart as confusing study of regime change
5 Nov 14 / The Guardian
Full of clichés
5 Nov 14 / Telegraph
Zero human interest in this power-struggle reduction of Mozart's great Greek myth
5 Nov 14 / The Arts Desk
It’s wonderful to have Idomeneo back at the ROH after an absence of more than twenty years
5 Nov 14 / Music OMH
Martin Kušej's Idomeneo cast as gripping political power struggle
5 Nov 14 / Bachtrack
Martin Kusej makes heavy weather of Mozart’s opera is his first work for the Royal Opera House
5 Nov 14 / The Stage
"Idomeneo" mit Hai und Hells Angels
5 Nov 14 / Salzburger Nachtrichten
The production, like the rule of Idomeneo, it deserves to sink without trace
5 Nov 14 / Classical Source
A satisfying, harmonious production of Mozart’s opera
5 Nov 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
Idomeneus himself was strongly and rather nobly sung by American tenor Matthew Polenzani
5 Nov 14 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Matthew Polenzani, the Royal Opera's Idomeneo
The American tenor and scion of the New York Met is back in town to sing Mozart.
Production details
Polenzani, Fagioli, Bevan, Byström, de Barbeyrac, Adam, Broadbent
(c) Minkowski (d) Kusej
Performance dates
3, 6, 10, 15, 19, 24 November 2014
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