What you thought of Hipermestra

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The curtain has now gone up on Festival 2017 with the UK premiere of Cavalli’s Hipermestra

The piece has only been performed once since it’s premiere in 1658 and for many this production offers the first chance to see the opera.

In this video the opening night audience share their thoughts on the production:

You can read a selection of press reviews and audience reactions below.

What the critics are saying

‘Graham Vick and William Christie unite for a rare production of Francesco Cavalli that you’re unlikely to see better staged anywhere else’
– The Guardian

‘Emoke Barath is superb in the title role, and Raffaele Pe, Benjamin Hulett, Ana Quintans and Renato Dolcini seize their moments to rant or lament.’
– The Times

‘…Vick’s wittily inventive stagecraft is matchless and Stuart Nunn’s scenery magnificent.’
– The Telegraph

Audience reaction

Hipermestra is on stage 20 May–8 July

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