The Royal Opera - Krol Roger Reviews
5 June 2020
Mariusz Kwiecien (Krol Roger), Georgia Jarman (Roxana)
Alan Ewing (Archbishop), Mariusz Kwiecien (Krol Roger)
Mariusz Kwiecien (Krol Roger), Georgia Jarman (Roxana)
General scene
Georgia Jarman (Roxana), Mariusz Kwiecien (Krol Roger)

Performance reviews

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Krol Roger

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 22

Singing in his native Polish Kwiecien is impressive - commanding and authoritative
18 Jun 15 / Opera Journal
There is very little indeed to criticise about this production – Kasper Holten has done it again
22 May 15 / A Younger Theatre
¿Pasiones que matan?
18 May 15 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Mariusz Kwiecien, est le Roger d'aujourd'hui
16 May 15 / Diapason
Le trasformazioni di Re Ruggero
12 May 15 / Il Giornale della Musica (Ita)
The arresting vision ignites an exemplary evening
11 May 15 / The Observer
10 May 15 / Express
Kasper Holten’s psychoanalytic focus is a bit too exclusive but the cast and orchestra are magnificent
7 May 15 / The Spectator
Kasper Holten’s new production reaches considerable musical and dramatic heights
6 May 15 / The Stage
A great success for Kasper Holten
6 May 15 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
A musically glittering performance of Szymanowski’s opera
5 May 15 / Financial Times (via Google)
Król Roger à la Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
5 May 15 / Opera Online
‘Krol Roger,’ a rare gem at Covent Garden
5 May 15 / New York Times
Baritone Mariusz Kwieicien was bold and passionate in the title role
5 May 15 / Music OMH
Old Szymanowski hands and newcomers alike should hasten to the Royal Opera House
5 May 15 / Boulezian
Szymanowski’s melting-pot opera is a musical treat
4 May 15 / The Guardian
Szymanowski's opera gets a rare airing
4 May 15 / Independent
Exploring the inner levels of the mind
4 May 15 / Bachtrack
It has taken almost 89 years for zymanowski’s Król Roger to reach the stage of Covent Garden
4 May 15 / Opera Today
Antonio Pappano worked wonders with the score
3 May 15 / Classical Source
A neglected masterpiece of twentieth-century music
3 May 15 / Telegraph
Szymanowski's 1926 opera in a devastating new production by Kasper Holten
3 May 15 / What's on Stage
Szymanowski's 'dangerously intoxicating' King Roger
The Polish composer’s 1926 opera gets its belated Covent Garden premiere this weekend.
Saimir Pirgu
Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu: 'Luciano Pavarotti changed my mentality'.
Production details
Kwiecien, Jarman, Begley, Pirgu, Ewing, Zwierko
(c) Pappano (d) Holten
Performance dates
1, 6, 9, 12, 16, 19 May 2015
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