The curtain has now gone up on Vanessa, a new production for Festival 2018.
Watch the video below to hear from the audience about what they thought of the production, or scroll down to read the critic’s reaction and further audience comments.
What the critics are saying
‘a major achievement … Samuel Barber’s opera is the big success of the season’
★★★★★ Financial Times
‘magnificent … Jakub Hrůša’s sensitive conducting and Warner’s superbly judged production combine to make a deep and abiding impression.’
★★★★★ Evening Standard
‘Musically, it’s hugely impressive … [Emma] Bell gives one of her finest performances to date … Jakub Hrůša, conducting with tremendous passion, really opens the emotional floodgates, sweeping us away in the big set pieces.’
‘Virginie Verrez … takes us right inside the inexperienced Erika’s mind-set … Edgaras Montvidas’ clean-cut tenor conveys the confident charm that brings Anatol easy conquests.’
‘strong and imaginative casting and a production by Keith Warner that is both probing and visually spectacular.’
#F18vanessa – remarkable range of human emotions in score, remarkable vividness by— Malcolm Noble (@MagickLoge) August 5, 2018
LPOrchestra</a> and such brilliant singing. Devastating, but goodness, I really want to see it again <a href="https://twitter.com/glyndebourne?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">glyndebourne pic.twitter.com/1FNbAs1dDn
A very stylish opening night #Vanessa at
glyndebourne</a> tonight met with rapturous applause!! congratulations all! <a href="https://t.co/DGf5cJVzYN">pic.twitter.com/DGf5cJVzYN</a></p>— Vivienne Monk (vivmonk) August 5, 2018
Watch the trailer
Vanessa is on stage at Festival 2018 5–26 August 2018
You can also see Vanessa live in cinemas and online on Tuesday 14 August.