“Strong and moving”: Orpha Phelan’s Dead Man Walking at Royal Danish Opera

9 February 2017

Irish director Orpha Phelan returns to Royal Danish Opera, where her production of Powder Her Face last year won her the prestigious Reumert Award. Now she impresses critics and audiences with a new production of Dead Man Walking. Click here to watch a trailer.

“Thoroughly well put together ... A strong and moving staging by Orpha Phelan, of a strong and moving work. Too much for anyone ... but it is great art.”
Søren Kassebeer, Berlingske ******

“Staged with great understanding by Irish director, Orpha Phelan.”
Knud Cornelius, Frederiksborg Amts Avis *****

“In Orpha Phelan’s direction the story flows clearly. Her staging is solid. ... A brilliant design.”
Carlhåkan Larsén, HD

“The audience is saved no details. Experiencing this production of Dead Man Walking is like watching a film immersed in a large musical aquarium of emotions. Depicted vividly with cinematic accuracy….this is a sharply staged production.”
Politiken *****

“No imperfections in this production of Orpha Phelan’s where the staging and design are expansive, yet flexible.”
Peter Dürrfeld, Kristeligt Dagblad *****

Performances run till 11 March 2017.

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