20 Reviews for 20 Shots of Opera

Wednesday, 10 February, 2021

The reviews are in. 20 Shots of Opera has made a major impact. In a time of crisis, Irish artists have shown resilience, imagination and creativity, inspiring audiences around the world.

★★★★★ “Of the moment, full of character and rich in variety, these short filmed operas by 20 Irish composers and top performers are exemplary lockdown music-making” - The Guardian

"An exhilarating jaunt … satisfying, bite-sized operas" - The Wall Street Journal

“An extraordinarily impressive guide to the vocal talent in this country” - Sunday Independent

“The vocal and musical standards of the cast and musicians is truly outstanding and even amazing. This is a great achievement … an impressive creative statement” - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“When the pandemic tide recedes, this will be one of the gems remaining on the shore” - Irish Independent

“One of the most remarkable productions internationally” - Neue Musikzeitung

★★★★★ “Inspiring” - The Stage

“Irish National Opera deserves a hearty bravo for refusing to roll over and be defeated by the pandemic” - The Times

“It is more than a digital substitute for cancelled live performances, it offers innovative alternative possibilities” - Oper!

“The ravages of Covid-19 have been met with any number of inventive responses, but few as bold as that of Irish National Opera” - Opera Magazine

“Will put you in a good mood …. always surprising and inventive” - Süddeutsche Zeitung

“INO are to be congratulated for commissioning such a marvellous body of work dealing with so many important contemporary themes” - Seen and Heard

“A mark of real artistic vision … sets standards rarely seen in large-scale presentations of contemporary music in Ireland” - The Journal of Music

“Innovative and imaginative” - Opera Wire

“Superb shot in the arm for opera fans” - Irish Mail on Sunday

“A refreshing undertaking …innovative” - Der Standard

“Wonderfully expressive … wondrously wrought” - Opera News

“Impressive and delightful” - Sunday Business Post

★★★★★ “Exploding expectation and showing remarkable innovation 20 Shots of Opera delivers extraordinary moments of music, singing and design” - The Arts Review

“A mosaic for our times” - Opernwelt