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Total reviews: 5
20 August 2019
Highly dramatic and unforgettable scenes, with some working better than others. The visuals clearly dominated. Alas, the musical quality fell short of Festival standards.
15 August 2019
Sellars’ casting appeared principally driven by ethnic decisions. Idomeneo was sung by the black American tenor Russell Thomas, who was neither a great singer nor an inspiring actor.
12 October 2018
Casting Michele Mariotti, one of the most exciting young Italian conductors and a specialist of bel canto, was as inspired as it was risky.
19 November 2017
When opera is this good, it restores one’s faith in the future of the art form.
29 July 2017
Though Aix has a history of excellent productions, this was not one of them and is better forgotten. What will not be forgotten is the back ache of this reviewer caused by the wooden jump seat that was sold as a normal seat.