Susanne Horsburgh

La Belle Helene

La Belle Helene

★★★☆☆ Fizzing:

Fun and flighty, Opera Camerata has ensured that they leave us wanting more, with a production of Offenbach’s La Belle Helene at the Church Hill Theatre which hits its high notes.

October 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Camerata “nude” advert ban

Camerata “nude” advert ban

Louvre statue too rude for Facebook
An advert from Opera Camerata featuring an 18th century statue from the Louvre has been banned by Facebook for nudity, although the company has been using the same image on its pages for several months.

September 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Sorcerer

The Sorcerer

★★★★☆   What larks:
For careful execution and straightforward fun, it is difficult to imagine many recent productions of Gilbert and Sullivan have beaten Cat-Like Tread’s The Sorcerer at Paradise in Augustines.

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Tales of Hoffmann

The Tales of Hoffmann

★★★☆☆ Enjoyable fantasy:
Lively and hugely likeable, Opera Camerata’s production of The Tales of Hoffmann is a largely pacy and accomplished affair.

October 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

✭✭✭✭✩ Plenty of pizzazz:
Fun, games and top-notch singing abound in The Pirates of Penzance at the King’s. The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production is reassuringly traditional, very strong musically, and extremely funny.

March 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Count of Luxembourg

The Count of Luxembourg

“✭✭✭✭✩ Hopelessly romantic”
A smidgeon of modernity, and Edinburgh modernity at that, is added to Elspeth Williamson’s clever production of Franz Lehar’s The Count of Luxembourg for Opera Camerata.

October 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

✭✭✭✩✩ Cheerfully direct
Bright and breezy, newly-formed Edinburgh musical theatre company Cat Like Tread trip giddily through The Pirates of Penzance at Spotlites @ The Merchants’ Hall.

August 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Princess Ida – Review

Princess Ida – Review

✭✭✭✭✩ Grace and frivolity

Uplifting grace and outmoded comedy combine in equal measures for the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s new production of Princess Ida which plays at the King’s all week.

April 5, 2014 | By | Reply More