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Press Reviews - Cast and Creatives

 

‘While never patronising, this show gently samples opera’s many moods. A fine introduction and a delightful night out.’
Scottish Daily Express (Opera Highlights, 2013)

 

‘Mezzo Máire Flavin, Ireland’s representative in this year’s Cardiff Competition, revealed a different side to her character as the pompous Public Opinion, more speaking than singing, but a commanding presence in both.’

The Irish Times (Orpheus in the Underworld, 2011)

 

‘...stand-out performance of the evening is that of Dublin mezzo-soprano Máire Flavin in the role of Public Opinion. It’s a formidably school-marmish piece of character acting’
Irish Theatre Magazine (Orpheus in the Underworld, 2011)

 

‘Above all, Sarah Power captivates and lights up the evening. This russet-haired Irish girl with translucent skin and luxuriant tresses possesses a very assured technique. She corresponds ideally to a young Gilda, elevated by the purity, the freshness and the honeyed tones of a naturally beautiful voice with pianissimos to die for. [Her] astounding agility and mature resolve ensure a wonderful end [to the evening].’
Forumopera.com (Rigoletto, Diva Opera, Festival de la Vézère, Brive)

 

‘The Mechanicals had a gift of a Bottom in Scottish baritone Andrew McTaggart.
The Observer (A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2013)

 

‘This was a charming fable for all… very ably directed by Lissa Lorenzo.’
Bachtrack.com (The Elephant Angel, 2012)

 

‘[Lissa Lorenzo's production] avoids simplification in favour of a series of impressionistic dialogue and movement sequences covering such areas as fear of failure, and young men's relationships with their fathers; and although the text is short on structure and forward movement, the effect is powerful and touching.’
The Scotsman (Real Men Dream in Black and White, 2011)