Alan Opie: a “world-class” Gianni Schicchi
In a production awarded 4 stars by The Guardian, Alan Opie’s portrayal of Gianni Schicchi for Opera Holland Park has been described as “a towering, gleeful performance” (The Guardian): “world-class” (Metro), and “perfectly judged from start to finish” (The Stage).
Read all of the reviews below:
“Alan Opie gives a towering, gleeful performance in the title role” – Tim Ashley, The Guardian
“Alan Opie is a world-class Schicchi” – Warwick Thompson, Metro
“there’s plenty of comic life in a cast dominated by Alan Opie’s worldly wise Schicchi” – Richard Morrison, The Times
“Alan Opie’s Schicchi is perfectly judged from start to finish.” – George Hall, The Stage
“Alan Opie, needless to say, stole the show as Schicchi himself, dominating the action from his Jean Gabin-like arrival to the triumphant glee of his cackling farewell.” – Mark Valencia, WhatsOnStage.com
“the splendid Schicchi of Alan Opie, whose commanding presence, convinced both in sly characterisation and his sonorous baritone; one never doubted the venal Donati clan had little chance against his scheming.” - John E de Wald, Opera Britannia
“Alan Opie is a charismatic Schicchi, a notable assumption…Opie ensures that Schicchi’s final speech (to the audience) gets him off the hook. No jury would convict!” – Colin Anderson, ClassicalSource.com
Alan Opie will return to Puccini in Welsh National Opera’s Madam Butterfly next February.
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