Opera North’s first Don Giovanni for seven years was warmly received by critics and opera fans alike. Critics wrote that the Opera North orchestra played “thrillingly” [Alfred Hickling, The Guardian] for conductor Tobias Ringborg. His performance was deemed to be both stylish and attentive, fuelling the sense of drama and bringing a “welcome life to the stage” [Andrew Clark, The Telegraph].
The production also stars two other Rayfield Allied artists: Elizabeth Atherton as Donna Elvira and Michael Druiett as Il Commendatore. Richard Morrison [The Times] writes that Atherton sings “Donna Elvira’s big, heartfelt arias with admirable clarity and poise.” Additionally, Michael Druiett “has remarkable stage presence, exuding authority even as a head poking up through a trap door” [Richard Wilcocks, Bach Track].
The production is due to tour until November 24th in Leeds, Salford Quays, Newcastle upon Tyne and Nottingham.