"…..a challenging, provocative
and highly rewarding evening"
Best Opera Production
Reumert Awards 2016
"…It doesn’t hurt that Bard’s
production is as lush and
monumental as the music, which
includes a sweeping overture
and gorgeous, monumental choruses…"
James Tarmy for Bloomberg.com
Madrid, September 2015
"Madeleine Boyd's excellent designs
- smeary black stage, grubby brown
costumes, primitive pikes and long bows -
suggest a primordial struggle between
prehistoric tribes. The set also lets the
action unfold on three levels, with the
french leaders threatened by the english
from upstage and their own starving
populace from below, the latter emerging
from beneath the stage like rabid animals
to snarl into the footlights"
Richard Morrison, The Times