Category: reviews

Paul Dawson-Bowling – Wagner News

It was remarkable that it could happen at all, this performance of Die Walküre; but it was even more remarkable …

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Peter Reed – Opera Magazine

After the techno high jinks of the Met’s cinema relay of Tristan und Isolde the day before, Saffron Opera Group’s …

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Jim Pritchard – Seen & Heard International

It was time to be back in rural Essex where the Saffron Opera Group are working their way through Wagner’s …

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Charlotte Valori – operissimawhispers

Usually, a Ring Cycle hits you as a sudden burst of musical and philosophical intensity, its four huge evenings sprawling …

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Jim Pritchard – Seen & Heard International

This was my second – and what a second – experience of a full concert performance by the Saffron Opera …

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Charlotte Valori – Bachtrack

A concert performance can be almost a contradiction in terms for opera: music built to hold a powerful narrative, rich …

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Paul Dawson-Bowling – Wagner News

Das Rheingold at Saffron Walden was magnificent.  Die Meistersinger 15 months ago had been a brave and admirable attempt, but …

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Roger Lee – Wagner News

Dämmerung! We take it to mean “dusk” referring to the decline and demise of the gods. It can just as …

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Jim Pritchard – Seen & Heard International

Although I said this in previous reviews, I need to restate that the enormity of Saffron Opera’s task in putting …

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Charlotte Valori – operissimawhispers

Saffron Opera Group’s Ring Cycle finally culminated in a direct, satisfyingly shattering Götterdämmerung, in which we felt the world change …

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