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Critic and audience reactions to Vivaldi's Bajazet.
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Bajazet tours nationwide from 18-30 January before heading to London for a sold out run at Covent Garden's Linbury Theatre from 4-12 February.
“All the six singers in the cast inhabit their roles with gusto.” - The Times – Geoff Brown ★★★★
“a credit to Thomas’s insightful direction and to the six-strong cast.” - Erica Jeal - The Guardian ★★★★
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“James Laing delivers a compelling performance...Gianluca Margheri brings a powerful bass-baritone to the title role, and Niamh O'Sullivan a warm mezzo to Asteria, never hiding her contempt for her persecutors.” - John Allison - The Telegraph ★★★★
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“stunning costumes and a cast with no weak links makes for excellent entertainment.” - London Unattached - Fiona Maclean
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“The playing of the ten-strong Irish Baroque Orchestra was an absolute joy.” - Opera Today – Claire Seymour
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“...it was a special thrill to hear these outstanding performers sing this rare work in this wonderful venue. Catch it if you can.” - Cathy Desmond - The Irish Examiner ★★★★★
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“This sassy production, directed by Adele Thomas, has a raucous, carnivalesque exuberance that marries authenticity with playful extravagance.” - Fiona Charleton - Sunday Times ★★★★
“...an opera for today …the singing is simply magnificent.” - Chris O'Rourke - The Arts Review ★★★★
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“...the cast meeting every technical, musical and performative challenge, and the concept providing unity and coherence.” - Brendan Finan - The Journal of Music
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“...three hours of Vivaldi, magnificently sung with a backing of period instruments is not to be sneezed at.” - Emer O'Kelly - Sunday Independent
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“wonderful singing...highly entertaining” - The Irish Independent - Katy Hayes
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