The Royal Opera - Ariadne auf Naxos Reviews
4 June 2020
Thomas Allen (Music Master), Ruxandra Donose (Composer)
General scene
Roberto Saccà (Bacchus), Karita Mattila (Ariadne)
Kiandra Howarth (Echo), Wynne Evans (Scaramuccio), Paul Schweinester (Brighella), Karita Mattila (Ariadne), Jane Archibald (Zerbinetta)
Karita Mattila (Ariadne)

Performance reviews

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Ariadne auf Naxos

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 16

Vida de la vida y teatro en el teatro
16 Jul 14 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Dramatic performance from Karita Mattila (concert performance in Birmingham)
10 Jul 14 / Seen and Heard
Sitcom meets Greek tragedy and burlesque
8 Jul 14 / Express
Karita Mattila is one of today's great Straussian voices and as the Prima Donna/Ariadne sets the bar high
8 Jul 14 / The Jewish Chronicle
A witty masterpiece in a witty, tasteful and entertaining production
8 Jul 14 / Musical Criticism
Karita Mattila's Ariadne gave this performance an ethereal grandeur
3 Jul 14 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Karita Mattila makes a thrilling role debut as Ariadne in the Royal Opera's latest revival of Strauss' opera
30 Jun 14 / What's on Stage
Wonderful singing and inspired conducting by Antonio Pappano make this an unforgettable evening
29 Jun 14 / Express
A triumph for Finnish soprano Karita Mattila, making her role debut as Ariadne
29 Jun 14 / The Observer
Karita Mattila has star quality (and voice) to spare in the title role
28 Jun 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
An assured take on Strauss’s teasing amalgam of high-flown tragedy and ribald comedy
27 Jun 14 / Independent
Karita Mattila is glorious as Strauss's heroine
27 Jun 14 / The Guardian
Naxos capitulates, Mattila’s Ariadne reigns
27 Jun 14 / Bachtrack
Karita Mattila brought Wagnerian breadth to Ariadne
27 Jun 14 / Classical Source
An entrancing evening, funny and moving by turns, and not to be missed
27 Jun 14 / The Stage
Two nymphs are the real revelation in this revival
27 Jun 14 / The Arts Desk
'It's never too late for a debut'
At 53, the great soprano Karita Mattila can still take her pick of the big parts. She explains why she's raring to play one of opera's great monsters.
Production details
Mattila, Donose, Archibald, Saccà, Allen, Quest, Philip, Lyon, Riches, Kim, Werba, Evans, White, Schweinester, Fomina, Cargill, Howarth
(c) Pappano (d) Loy
Performance dates
25, 30 June, 3, 10, 13 July 2014
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