Il Viaggio a Reims

Stage Direction

Design Sketches

OPERA | Il Viaggio a Reims | Concert Staging

music > G.Rossini | text >L.Balocchi, | Conductor Daniele Rustioni | Marina Poplavskaya,  Corinna | Madeleine Pierard, Contessa di Folleville | Ailish Tynan, Madame Cortese | Kai Rüütel,  Marchesa Melibea | Ji Hyun Kim, Don Prudenzio | Edgaras Montvidas, Belfiore | JiHuyn Kim,  Conte di Libenskof | Jacques Imbrailo, Barone di Trombonok | Kostas Smoriginas, Don Alvaro | Lukas Jakobski, Don Profondo | Matthew Rose, Lord Sidney | Justina Gringyte, Maddalena | + Hanna Hipp| Pablo Bemsch | ZhengZhong Zhou | Daniel Grice | Anna Devin | Susana Gaspar | Orchestra > English National Opera | London UK | 2012

> Reviews

the concert staging was by Pedro Ribeiro who is a current young artist (…) brought just enough drama to the staging the result was surprisingly successful and dramatically involving…” Robert Hugill | Opera Today


“…Aided by Rustioni’s conducting and Ribeiro’s discreetly effective staging this was a sparkling evening in the theatre…” Robert Hugill | Opera Today


Whether fully conversant with their parts or not, the whole cast benefited from just enough adroit direction by Pedro Ribeiro to take it off the page and make it live…” Simon Thomas | What’s On Stage ****


“…The singers (…) worked extremely well under the simple and effective stage direction by Pedro Ribeiro (…) The 2012 Olympics will have its work cut out to match this performance’s effervescence…” Peter Reed | Classical Source


“…One-off concert staging by Pedro Ribeiro – minimal, but always to the point…” George Hall | The Guardian


“…Rossini opera buffa: shot through with humour, witty undertones and virtuosic vocal lines…” Katy S. Austin | Bachtrack ****


“…Their evident enjoyment of the musical party spilled across the stage into the auditorium (…) a final burst of sunshine to what has otherwise been a pretty dreary season for the Royal Opera…” Rupert Christiansen | The Telegraph ****