The Audience Reacts to Bajazet

Monday, 24 January, 2022
Gianluca Margheri Bajazet Aoife Miskelly Idaspe Claire Booth Irene And Eric Jurenas Andronico

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.

UK Press

“All the six singers in the cast inhabit their roles with gusto.” - The Times – Geoff Brown ★★★★

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“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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Irish Press

“...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 ★★★★

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“...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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