Thursday, 20 May 2010

Malfitano "Tosca" at ENO


Dear ENO supporter,

Here’s what the papers had to say about Catherine Malfitano's new production of Tosca...


This is an intelligent and forceful interpretation
Daily Telegraph

This new Tosca, which is an outright triumph
Classical Source

Amanda Echalaz's Tosca is very special, compelling to watch, thrilling to hear
The Guardian

Amanda Echalaz looks fantastic, is a terrific actor and combines gleaming vocal strength with melting vulnerability
Metro

Echalaz...she has a big, juicy sound, powerful from its coppery bottom to its glinting top
The Times

Echalaz is a singer with huge potential
Evening Standard

She is the Tosca of one's dreams and a reason to see the show
Metro on Amanda Echalaz

Her beautiful soprano is produced with fluent ease, and her singing is clear in diction and sensitive to musical line
Daily Telegraph on Amanda Echalaz

Amanda Echalaz takes on the title role...Her rich and finely-balanced voice is up to every one of Tosca's demands, and she shapes the line beautifully
The Stage

Julian Gavin's ardent, ringing Cavaradossi is superbly accomplished
Evening Standard

Julian Gavin, has a beefy, unstinting delivery he phrases and shades with laudable generosity and sensitivity
The Independent

Julian Gavin's Cavaradossi is a wonderfully heroic figure
The Guardian

Julian Gavin made an excellent Cavaradossi
Daily Telegraph

Anthony Michaels-Moore...slithers around Scarpia's oleaginous threats with gruesome flair
The Times

Anthony Michaels-Moore's Scarpia stood out
Musical Criticism

The sensitivity and intensity of Edward Gardner's conducting binds these performances admirably
Evening Standard

Gardner has such instinctive feeling for everything he touches...He is ENO's no longer secret weapon
The Independent

Edward Gardner's inspired, almost possessed, conducting
Whatsonstage

Edward Gardner's detailed and magnificently confident reading of Puccini's score
The Stage

Edward Gardner ripely and excitingly coaxing his orchestra to swoon and thunder without inhibition
The Independent

Gardner was alive to every twist and turn in the unfolding drama, matched every fearless step of the way by the ENO Orchestra and Chorus
Whatsonstage

The orchestra is on virtuoso form and the result is consistently gripping
The Stage


Tosca runs until 10 July
13 performances remaining
Tickets from ONLY £20

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