April’s Opera magazine cover feature adds to the glowing reviews for director Polly Graham’s production of Le Vin herbé. “Polly Graham’s stark but brilliant new staging of the work” 5* The Guardian, 5* The Independent. 4* The Telegraph. See the trailer and performance details here.
November 24, 2016
Polly Graham directs Iain Bell’s A Christmas Carol at the Teatro Sociale, Trento for the Fondazione Haydn di Bolzano e Trento on December 2 & 4. A reprise of the production staged last season for Welsh National Opera, the one man show sets Simon Callow’s libretto. Polly enjoyed great critical success with the recent UK première of Hartmann’s Simplicius Simplicissimus:“100 minutes of thrilling and sometimes shocking physical theatre” 5* The Times. “Polly Graham’s terrific staging – a thrilling physical tour de force “ 5* Bachtrack.
November 18, 2016
Director Harry Fehr will stage La Finta Giardinera with students at the Royal College of Music on November 28, 30, December 2 & 3. The 2013 Buxton Festival production, on which it is based, was much praised: “Harry Fehr’s Buxton staging makes a surprisingly strong case for this disregarded piece.” 5 stars The Guardian; “… in this dazzling, bold and inventive production we have a novel modern setting under Harry Fehr’s direction … ” The Arts Desk. Michael Rosewell, Direcor of Opera at the RCM, conducts.
August 4, 2016
Glowing reviews for Polly Graham‘s production of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and David Pountney’s Kommilitonen! for Welsh National Youth Opera. ***** The Guardian, ***** The Arts Desk, **** The Times. “Polly Graham’s brilliant, explosive new production…This has got to be one of the operatic events of the year” Wales Arts Review. ” … this production, by Polly Graham, is a dazzlingly impressive affair” The Arts Desk. “the work emerged incredibly stongly here in director Polly Graham’s inclusive, immersive, promenade-style staging, almost cinematic in its boldness.” The Guardian.
July 7, 2016
January 18, 2016
Director Harry Fehr’s production of Orlando for Welsh National Opera has been nominated for a Wales Theatre Award in the ‘Best Opera Production’ category. The winner will be announced on January 30. The production, which originated with Scottish Opera, has received much critical acclaim – “Harry Fehr’s recent Orlando for Welsh National Opera picks up where David Alden and David McVicar left off at ENO, recasting Handel’s sorcery story as one of psychological trauma and war. This is Handel with a modern audience in mind: emotional, direct, confronting.” The Spectator.
January 11, 2016
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July 16, 2014
Director Harry Fehr returns to Blackheath Halls Community Opera with a new staging of Rossini’s Count Ory designed by Max Dorey. The cast includes Nicholas Sharratt in the title role, Anna Devin as Countess Adele and Benedict Nelson singing Raimbaud. Nicholas Jenkins conducts. Performances take place on July 15, 16, 18 & 20 (m) at Blackheath Halls, London. Read about Harry’s approach to the production Here.