Grant Doyle’s Garsington Forester “expertly sung and superbly acted”

1 July 2014

Grant Doyle’s portrayal of The Forester in Garsington Opera’s new production of The Cunning Little Vixen has been receiving five-star reviews from the national papers.

His performance is described by Guy Damman in The Guardian as “powerfully sung and subtly acted” with John Allison writing that “the Forester acquires dignity in Grant Doyle’s warmly sung performance” in the Daily Telegraph and George Hall saying his Forester is “expertly sung and superbly acted” in The Stage.

The Observer critic Stephen Pritchard writes “chief among the hapless males is her captor the Forester, big-voiced and yet vulnerable in baritone Grant Doyle’s fine portrayal”, whilst both The Times and The Financial Times single out his final scene in their reviews:

“His final hymn to the renewing force of nature is properly moving.” – Neil Fisher (The Times)

“As Grant Doyle sang out sonorously in the Forester’s closing paean to nature, the sun was setting outside over the Wormsley estate, art and nature in sync. Janáček would have approved.” – Richard Fairman (FT)

Performances run until July 12.

Other roles later in 2014 include Figaro (Barber of Seville) for Longborough Festival, Almaviva (Marriage of Figaro) in France, Billy (Anna Nicole) for Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Emerino (Ottone) for English Touring Opera and Orestes (Iphigenie en Tauride) in Sydney.

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