Press Owen Wingrave

Press Review – OWEN WINGRAVE – Opera National de Lorraine – november 2014

“The new Owen Opera National de Lorraine in Nancv was yet another feather in the cap of an enterprising company that focuses on good theatre…”

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“The city of Nancy enlightens “Owen Wingrave” by Britten. Owen Wingrave is a visual enchantment in Marie-Eve SIgneyrole’s staging on the stage of the National Opera of Lorraine. It is also a strongly intense dramatic moment (…). The city of Nancy treats itself with a thrilling season opening.” –Didier Hemanquier – L’Est Républicain

“Signeyrole transposes the fantastic to a psychological level. Her strong production stands not only on a refine actor’s direction but also on the successful linking of different perspectives.” –Didier van Moere – Diapason

“What a pleasure to attend a performance that goes way beyond a lazy illustration of the work ! It would be all too easy to place/ locate Owen Wingrave, peaceful opera inspired by a fantastic telling, in some old mansion, where the characters would only come in and out. Luckily, Nancy city’s production offers us so much more than that, and Marie-Eve Signeyrole finds herein a way to produce an admirably successful staging.” Laurent Bury – Forum Opera

“Owen Wingrave, ambitious and daring, at the Opéra National de Lorraine. A stage version was a risky gamble, that Marie-Eve Signeyrole won thanks to an ambitious movable set coupled with numerous video effects”. –

“The freezing atmosphere of Owen Wingrave by Marie-Eve Signeyrole on a Northern sea oilfield platform brings in something claustrophobic and cinematographic that spellbinds the audience.” – Christian Merlin – Le Figaro

“Benjamin Britten, we hear, wasn’t entirely convinced by the result of an experience he had put so much into. No doubt he would have been much more excited after seeing the production Marie-Eve Signeyrole just gave at the Opera National de Lorraine.” – Jean-Guillaume Lebrun – Concert Classic

“The new Owen Opera National de Lorraine in Nancy was yet another feather in the cap of an enterprising company that focuses on good theatre… Marie-Eve SIgneyrole is now making a success of going solo.” – Opéra now

“Nancy dares an Owen Wingrave for the general audience – Performed in one go, without intermission, this Owen Wingrave will make a lasting impression…” – Resmusica