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What you thought of: Rinaldo

Read a selection of press reviews and audience reactions for Rinaldo

The curtain has now gone up on our production of Rinaldo.

Robert Carsen’s witty and irreverent production comes roaring back to Glyndebourne.

Read what the critics and audience had to say about the production.

Audience Reaction

Beautiful, witty, skilfull, highly enjoyable

– Audience member

This was one of the most enjoyable evenings I have spent at Glyndebourne. Singing was consistently first rate and Orliński was terrific.

– Audience member

An outstanding evening in every way

– Audience member

I was terribly amused – laughing my socks off

– Audience member

Amazing production. We thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the very best!

– Audience member

Wonderful playing and conducting… completely integrated with the stage action

– Audience member

What the critics are saying

‘sizzling and whipsmart’

– The Times

‘playful and inventive’

– Daily Telegraph

‘Jakub Józef Orliński is the new countertenor on the block…and his Rinaldo is the number one reason for catching this run of performances.’

– Financial Times

‘Kristina Mkhitaryan[‘s]… Armida was something of a revelation, with rapier-like top notes flashing as brightly as her scimitar’

– Bachtrack

‘the OAE brings out the drama and tension of the music’

– Classical Source

‘exceptional cast and conductor’

– The Stage

Rinaldo Is on stage until 25 August

Image credits: Rinaldo, Festival 2019. Photos by Robbie Jack.

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