A number of critics have written their reviews of The Tsar’s Bride that currently runs at the Royal Opera House.
Based on the common knowledge that I am no huge fan of Poplavskaya here is how the reviews I’ve seen shape up:
- The Daily Mail’s critic judges her performance as outstanding
- Rupert in the Torigraph seems to think she was in shinningly beautiful voice
- The Islington Gazette seems to ignore her.
- The Stage gives and overall glowing review highlighting Marina’s sensitivity coming to the fore.
- Over at The Guardian, Andrew Clements found her performance glacial and reading between the lines he allows as to assume trite. While his Observer colleague Fiona Maddocks gave points to her coolness matching to the heroine but points out to poor intonation and dryness.
- Bachtrack’s David Karlin seemed rather impressed with her performance and called it memorable and lyrical.
- What’s on Stage didn’t quite mentions anything particularly about her performance on the night.
- The Independent’s Anna Picard was not that impressed by the opera itself but seemed to enjoy the singing +1 for Popsy, then.
To do it in scorecard stylee
So this time it seems Marina has won over the professionals…hope I will be able to confirm that with my piece that will come after tonight’s performance!
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