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Opera Holland Park

Designer Jamie Vartan

Lighting Philip Gladwell

La Wally

‘OHP’s terrific new production solves the problems elegantly. This is OHP at its best – a genuine revival and not just the exhumation of a corpse. Covent garden should take it on now.’
                        Rupert Christiansen, Daily Telegraph

‘OHP do it wonderfully well. Martin Lloyd-Evans's probing, intelligent staging, make for music theatre of the highest order. Jamie Vartan's extraordinary set – all ropes, pulleys and whirling white tarpaulin.....thrillingly effective. Provocative stuff, hugely recommended.’
Tim Ashley, The Guardian 

‘A minor triumph, beautifully played, superbly cast and packed with oomph. Martin Lloyd-Evans does an exemplary job of keeping us in the moment. The numerous crowd scenes buzz...Hagenbach's mock seduction of Wally at a dance is breathtaking - every onstage movement adding to the tension.’

Kieron Quirke, Evening Standard

‘…this production shows it to possess real distinction. Jamie Vartan’s simple designs manage to suggest one of the most spectacular endings in opera and Martin Lloyd-Evans’ staging keeps the narrative well defined. It comes over with appreciable power.’
George Hall, The Stage

‘this was an absolutely beautiful vision, rounding off a superbly heart-rending death scene. A superb production – and one which I hope will be revived.’
   Music OMH

‘music theatre of the highest order...thrillingly effective‘ The Guardian