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Review: Navigate the Blood

NOISE Opera

Opera Magazine | January 2019 Issue

Andrew Clark

"Gareth Williams' (...) willingness to tailor his own uncluttered musical language to Admiral Fallow’s ideas was the single most impressive element of Navigate the Blood."

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Review: Navigate the Blood

NOISE Opera

Opera Scotland | November 2018

John Rivers

"There is a thrilling immediacy in being so close to the performers, who have nowhere to hide in James Robert Carson’s simple but effective production"

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Review: Rocking Horse Winner

Opera Saratoga

OperaWire | December 2018

Xenia Hanusiak

Best of 2018: OperaWire Staff Picks

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Review: Navigate the Blood

NOISE Opera

ScotchWhisky.com | 06/11/2018

Tom Bruce-Gardyne

"There is a thrilling immediacy in being so close to the performers, who have nowhere to hide in James Robert Carson’s simple but effective production"

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Review: Navigate the Blood

NOISE Opera

The Times | 07/11/2018

Simon Thompson

★ ★ ★ ★

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Review: Navigate the Blood

NOISE Opera

Campbeltown Courier | 14/11/2018

Mark Davey

"a mesmerising musical feast"

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Review: Navigate the Blood

NOISE Opera

The Herald | 05/11/2018

Keith Bruce

★ ★ ★ ★

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Review: The 306: Dusk

The Herald | 15/10/2018

Neil Cooper

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

 

"Emanuel and Williams' trilogy honours the dead who have previously lain nameless in a way that lingers long after the music's final note has sounded"

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Review: The 306: Dusk

The Stage | 15/10/2018

Thom Dibdin

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

 

"Haunting and powerful"

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Review: The 306: Dusk

The Scotsman | 25/10/2018

Joyce McMillan

★ ★ ★ ★ 

 

"full of passion and pity"

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Review: Rocking Horse Winner

Opera Saratoga

Classical Voice America | 06/07/2018

Xenia Hanusiak

"a gripping and provocative experience"

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Feature: Rocking Horse Winner

Tapestry Opera

Ludwig Van Toronto | 27/06/2017

Michael Vincent

THE SCOOP | Rocking Horse Winner Dominates 2017 Dora Awards

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Review: Rocking Horse Winner

Tapestry Opera

Opera News | 28/05/2016

Christopher Hoile

"one cannot imagine how the story could have been better told"

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Review: HIRDA

NOISE Opera

Herald Scotland | 07/12/2015

Keith Bruce

★ ★ ★ ★

“Tilts at contemporary Scottish opera are not exactly uncommon, but this NOISE company commission from a composing team of Chris Stout and Gareth Williams with a libretto by Sian Evans sets and meets its own high standards.”

“Stout and Williams have combined their talents in a style that sets a benchmark for traditional and classical collaboration.”

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Review: HIRDA

NOISE Opera

Bachtrack | 05/12/2015

David Smythe

★ ★ ★ ★

“There is a strange magic to Hirda, a beguiling adventure across classical and folk boundaries. The haunting blend of the voices and the music is still ringing in my head.”

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Review: HIRDA

NOISE Opera

The Guardian | 29/11/2015

Kate Molleson

 

★ ★ ★ ★

“Glasgow company NOISE aim to create nimble opera for new audiences. Hirda was as accessible as it was intended to be.”

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Review: HIRDA

NOISE Opera

The Shetland Times | 27/11/2015

Alex Garrick-Wright

"Hirda is a warm, affectionate and delightful ode to Shetland that enraptured the audience, nearly brought the house down from the immense and sustained applause, and deserves a place in the cultural pantheon of the isles.”

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Review: HIRDA

NOISE Opera

The Scotsman | 05/12/2015

David Kettle

★ ★ ★ ★

“this brand new opera feels like it’s got true Shetland blood pulsing fiercely through its veins”


“soaring, heartstring-pulling music, enormously powerful in conveying the opera’s intense emotions.”

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Review: HIRDA

NOISE Opera

Opera Magazine | 2015

Andrew Clark

“unites Scottish folk music and Shetland dialect with the classical forces of chamber opera, making for a potent brew.”

 

“Hirda deserves to go places.”

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Reviews: 2014 and earlier...

A compilation of reviews and quotes up to 2014.