The Royal Opera - Orfeo ed Euridice Reviews
4 June 2020
Juan Diego Flórez (Orphée), Lucy Crowe (Eurydice)
Ensemble
Amanda Forsythe (Amour)
General scene
Juan Diego Flórez (Orphée), Chorus

Performance reviews

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Orphée et Eurydice

The Royal Opera


No. of reviews: 27

L'Orfeo di Florez
6 Oct 15 / Il Giornale della Musica (Ita)
Remarkable engagement between artist and role
28 Sep 15 / Planet Hugill
The universal resonance of Orpheus and Eurydice
26 Sep 15 / The Economist
Le triomphe de Juan Diego Florez
26 Sep 15 / Diapason
A striking new production of Gluck's version of the Orpheus myth
22 Sep 15 / Express
Orphée et Eurydice à la Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
22 Sep 15 / Opera Online
One of the most brilliantly original shows to be seen on this stage in years
21 Sep 15 / Independent
An eclectic production of Gluck’s opera sets the bar high at the ROH
21 Sep 15 / The Observer
Half naked dead dreadheads at the opera
20 Sep 15 / Londonist
The opening night of the Royal Opera’s 2015/2016 season provides several pleasant surprises
20 Sep 15 / Express
A simply glorious gripping drama
19 Sep 15 / The Jewish Chronicle
El Orfeo parisino llega el Covent Garden
19 Sep 15 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Full of risible dancing and pointless directorial decisions
18 Sep 15 / The Spectator
Imaginative and perfectly executed Orphée et Eurydice at Covent Garden
18 Sep 15 / Seen and Heard
An innovative, engaging performance you must see
17 Sep 15 / A Younger Theatre
Hier macht sich der Tenorprinz endlich dreckig
17 Sep 15 / Die Welt
Vocally, the Monteverdi Choir are the stars of the show
17 Sep 15 / Opera Today
Impressive but not ground-breaking
16 Sep 15 / Telegraph
One of the most brilliantly original shows on this stage in years
16 Sep 15 / Independent
Covent Garden stages Gluck's most popular opera in its Paris version
16 Sep 15 / What's on Stage
The trials of a high-octane Orpheus
16 Sep 15 / Evening Standard
Dazzlingly effective playing, and Flórez shines
16 Sep 15 / The Guardian
Dramatically exciting
16 Sep 15 / The Stage
Minimalist complexity: Flórez lights up Orphée et Eurydice at Covent Garden
16 Sep 15 / Bachtrack
The season opens with an adventurous staging of Gluck’s opera
16 Sep 15 / Financial Times (via Google)
Superb music and singing, and a hugely imaginative production
16 Sep 15 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Tenor Florez soars in Royal Opera's Gluck season opener
15 Sep 15 / Reuters
Reforming opera from the underworld
When Gluck took on the Orpheus myth, 18th-century opera was in a rut. Ahead of a new Covent Garden production, John Eliot Gardiner explains how the composer created a rich amalgam of text, music, dance and spec
Production details
Cast
Flórez/Angelini, Crowe, Forsythe
(c) Gardiner (d) Shechter/Fulljames
Performance dates
14, 17, 20(m), 23, 26(m), 28, 30 September, 3 October 2015
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