Directed by Ruth Bettesworth
Project Music Director Natalie Burch
"Congratulations on a fantastic production and performance last Saturday. It would be invidious to single out any of the performers as they were all equally brilliant and I count also the pianist. I brought friend along who had never been to opera before, who was asking: 'will they act, or just stand there and belt it out?' She was spellbound by the quality, and hopes Gyndebourne, RHO et al productions are as good as Devon Opera's!"
"Thank you very much indeed for another wonderful night of opera. Everything was just wonderful and the modern setting and postcards as surtitiles an absolute joy. What wonderful singers, and how that pianist kept going for nearly 3 hours was amazing."
"What a fabulous performance on Tuesday evening at the Barnfield. Thoroughly entertaining and professional and such fun. The singers were superb. Well done. More please."
"My wife called you this morning with reference to your most excellent production of Cosi fan tutte at Dartington. We absolutely loved it and were most impressed with your interpretation. We would love to become Platinum Associates of Devon Opera "
"What an inspiring evening we enjoyed last night at Dartington. I felt privileged to have been part of such a fabulous performance of such a well-loved opera. The voices of course were superb and the stage direction as always imaginative and witty where needed!. Thank you for bringing this to Devon for us."
"What a treat: beautifully sung and acted with such liveliness and fun and produced/directed so imaginatively. The beach bar setting and postcards worked so well. I do so congratulate everybody involved, particularly your wonderful music director and all the cast. (How do they sing so well together in the ensembles with no conductor?) Well done all of you and thank you so much for a terrific evening."
"A wonderful night, an outstanding performance and Devon Opera has raised the bar again. The whole Opera had an energy and confidence both in the singing and acting which was electrifying. . The cast worked beautifully together and were clearly enjoying the occasion as was the audience . The very clever surtitles worked very well and there were many very positive responses to that. Costumes and costume changes not to mention the set had a unity and style which really added and enhanced the production. It had the flair and excitement that made it quite exceptional."
"Many congratulations to the team for last night's performance - possibly the best all round production you have achieved - the enthusiasm of the singers communicated itself and the evening achieved that delicate balance of humour and darkness which is central to the opera. I felt it generated a sense of enlightenment and delight in the audience and that everyone was leaving on a high."
Directed by Ruth BettesworthProject Music Director Natalie
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