Review Round Up: Werther, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Benoît Jacquot’s production. The Stage: *** “Edward Gardner conducts, drawing together the opera’s wide stylistic range, yet rather like the production not quite managing to achieve the emotional punch the score needs to succeed.” The Guardian: *** “Gardner, meanwhile, is superb in his understanding of both… Read More

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Review Round Up…Werther, Royal Opera House

Benoît Jacquot’s production of Massenet’s opera arrives at the Royal Opera House, starring Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigòlo. but what have critics been saying about it?  The Guardian: **** George Hall said: “Antonio Pappano and the ROH orchestra outshine the drama in this atmospheric revival of Benoît Jacquot’s 2004 production.” The Financial Times: ****Richard Fairman wrote: “Who… Read More

PREVIEW: Werther @Royal Opera House

Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigòlo will lead the cast in Benoît Jacquot’s production, which will appear at the Royal Opera House from the 19th June until the 13th July.  This is the second revival of  Jacquot’s production of Massenet’s opera of love, duty and tragedy. Werther loves Charlotte, but she promised her mother on her deathbed that… Read More