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Press Reviews - Cast and Creatives

'Claire Rutter’s extraordinarily vivid and generous performance.’
Opera Magazine (Norma, Grange Park Opera)


Mr Hughes Jones sang with ardent muscle…and acted with intense commitment to the opera’s gloriously extreme plot.’
New York Times (Il trovatore, Metropolitan Opera)


'...honours go to the precise and stylish conducting of Tobias Ringborg, who has musicianship coming from every pore.’
The Herald **** (Rigoletto, 2001)


‘The clean, stark lines of Scottish Opera’s production only serve to highlight the blood and thunder of Verdi’s opera.’
The Scotsman (Il trovatore, 2001)


‘A performance not to be missed.’
Business a.m. (Il trovatore, 2001)


‘This Scottish Opera revival makes the most of the grand passion, brutality and despair…This production is beyond gripping.’
Metro (Il trovatore, 2001)


‘Entertainment is rarely so intense or accomplished as Scottish Opera’s dark vision of this piece…This is a thrilling staging.’
The Stage (Il trovatore, 2001)