The Audience reacts to Salome

Thursday, 14 March, 2024
Audience reacts to Salome

Critic and audience reactions to Strauss' Salome.

Salome is showing at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from 12-16 March 2024.

“A brilliant Sinéad Campbell Wallace leads Irish National Opera’s perfectly judged production” - The Irish Times - Michael Dungan ★★★★★
“There is understatement even in the way she (Sinéad Campbell Wallace) scales the part’s vocal peaks, so you forget how hard it is” - The Irish Times - Michael Dungan ★★★★★
“it is in the dance itself where she and Roche triumph” - The Irish Times - Michael Dungan ★★★★★

Read the full review from The Irish Times here.

“A must-see.” - Irish Examiner - Alan O’Riordan ★★★★★
“Sinead Campbell Wallace's superb portrayal of Salome is just one of the top-class features of Irish National Opera's take on the Strauss opera” - Irish Examiner - Alan O’Riordan ★★★★★
“Five stars for this triumphant production of Salome” - Irish Examiner - Alan O’Riordan ★★★★★
“A slow and ominous build to the famed finale is achieved by conductor Fergus Sheil and his orchestra, capping a thumping triumph for Irish National Opera.” - Irish Examiner - Alan O’Riordan ★★★★★

Read the full review from The Irish Examiner here.

“Ravella’s attention to detail is impressive.” - Bachtrack - Andrew Larkin ★★★★
“The quality of singing was remarkably good, but it was Sinéad Campbell-Wallace who stole the show as Salome. Possessing an extraordinary range, with her lowest notes still sounding clearly, she soared effortlessly in her upper register.” - Bachtrack - Andrew Larkin ★★★★
“Vincent Wolfsteiner made for a magnificent Herod: at once, lustful and demanding, he illustrated his character’s weak-willed shortcomings terrifically.” - Bachtrack - Andrew Larkin ★★★★
“Baritone Tómas Tómasson was equally impressive as Jochanaan, singing with noble purity, his deepest notes resonating powerfully.” - Bachtrack - Andrew Larkin ★★★★
“Imelda Drumm played Herodias as a strong character.” - Bachtrack - Andrew Larkin ★★★★

Read the full review from Bachtrack here.