"The quality of the singers and orchestra was really excellent. However, this was marred by poor and distracting sets (often being pushed across the stage for no apparent reason) and poor"... (read full reviews)
"in English? Why take the beauty of the Italian language and translate it into English where it just sounds cheesy and does not make sense in a direct translation.
The performers themselves were"... (read full reviews)
"Strong cast incisively led from the pit amidsts a minimalist yet evocatively persuasive set. The set alone would put more permanent staged houses to shame almost as if the rigours of the design for"... (read full reviews)
"The set was lovely - the Orient Express carriages worked really well. But sadly, the rest left something to be desired. Four out of six of the main roles were taken by understudies, and it showed."... (read full reviews)
"As a relatively rare and local opportunity to hear Idomeneo this was not to missed, especially because I am gently introducing my son (a recent convert) to opera. Son and I both greatly enjoyed the"... (read full reviews)
"I am a very big fan of the music of Philip Glass and have seen two of his operas previously at ENO which were brilliant. However, I got the impression that this was not a subject -- the last few"... (read full reviews)
"I'd have expected Carmen to be performed in it's original language so the first disappointment was that it was in English (and nowhere on ENO's advertising did it suggest this). The staging and"... (read full reviews)
"What a shame that the back-drop and costumes were so grey. This detracted from the performance and resulted in a dulling of the senses. However, the performance was faultless - just more thought"... (read full reviews)
"Singing was fine but what a weird production! Far too many pointless extras walking on and off the stage, opening and closing doors and distracting attention from the main action."... (read full reviews)
"Julius Caesar is a noble work, serious, beautiful, with vulnerability and passion superbly captured and expressed. The singing did justice to this, as did the orchestral vitality and bounce, but the"... (read full reviews)
"I was fairly disappointed by Julietta.
I literally fell asleep during act 2, story didn't hold and the lead signer lack voices to my opinion.
Top hat musical was far better in terms of entertainment"... (read full reviews)