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"This production deserves to be seen" - The reviews for our Spring 23 tour are in!

28 Feb 2023

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We opened our Spring 2023 season at Hackney Empire on 25 February, and we've been delighted with the response so far! Take a look at the first of the reviews, for Giulio Cesare, that we had received so far.

Click here to book tickets and find out more about our spring tour.

"This production deserves to be seen"

"As the wily Cleopatra, Susanna Hurrell was pitch perfect in every sense."

★★★★- Plays to See

"An invigorating evening of intrigue"

The Stage

"This was the third time I have seen this production, and it never pales."

Opera Today

"Fine account of Donizetti’s melodrama with impressive singing and intelligent staging"

★★★★- The Stage

"Paula Sides made a beautiful and sympathetically sung Lucrezia, with Aidan Edwards a fine presence as her husband, the Duke, with a cutting edge to his voice."

The Article

A splendid cast tackles the intricacies of Donizetti’s writing with courage.

The Telegraph

"There’s fine coloratura from some in the 14-strong cast, crisp chorus work, and particularly good period-instrument playing from the Old Street Band"

★★★★- The Times

"Remarkable cast"

"Perfectly timed revival of Rossini’s coronation comedy makes delightful entertainment"

★★★★- The Stage

"This production by Valentina Ceschi ... is positively lavish"

★★★★- Financial Times