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Rusalka Edinburgh International Festival Reviews

“an absolute triumph”
Fraser Grant, Musical Theatre Review, 8 August 2022


“Utterly fabulous is the best way to describe the experience of Rusalka at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival”
“Director Jack Furness has created that rarest of things, the complete operatic experience”
W J Quinn, The, 9 August 2022


this is opera sounding sumptuous, with Romaniw absolutely at the top of her game, and looking utterly gorgeous from start to finish”
Keith Bruce, The Herald, 9 August 2022


Rusalka was beautifully brought to life in director Jack Furness’s debut production with Garsington Opera, with a glorious Philharmonia Orchestra in the pit”
Miranda Heggie, The List, 7 August 2022


Romaniw was outstanding in playing Rusalka with growing intensity, pacing compelling emotion all the way to the final kiss of death”
Carol Main, The Scotsman, 8 August 2022


This Rusalka is as good as it gets … Malcom Rippeth’s lighting is superb – sub-aqueous green, pale moonlight and warmth in the human world”
Catriona Graham​, The Opera Critic, 9 August 2022


“A visually stunning production … one of the best nights I’ve spent in an opera house in years”
Hugh Kerr, Edinburgh Music Review, 8 August 2022


Dvořák’s sensual opera shimmers with glinting orchestral colours”
John Preece, The Edinburgh Reporter, 6 August 2022


The very opening of the opera was bewitching, the music creeping out from the pit without warning … The climaxes were magnificently malevolent”
Christopher Lambton, The Arts Desk, 11 August 2022