Reviews 2021-

Ariadne auf Naxos, Opera North, 2023
Directed by Rodula Gaitanou, Set and Costume by George Souglides, Lighting by Simon Corder, Choreography by Victoria Newlyn, Conductor Antony Hermus

“It’s not so much a backstage drama of how opera-making is done as a dream of how it might be in La-La Land” – Robert Beale, The Arts Desk, 20 February 2023

“Glorious music beautifully performed, first class choreography, wonderfully designed set and lighting, great costumes, a little slapstick, a couple of sparing prima donnas and an audience that appreciated not just the humour but the whole presentation. What more could you ask for? … To cut a long libretto short, everything is tied up in a perfect ending complete, of course, with fireworks and where lighting designer Simon Corder tastefully brings the opera to an end. – Andrew Palmer, Yorkshire Times, 20 February 2023