Reviews for Rosalind Plowright in Vanessa at Glyndebourne Festival 2018

Reviews for Rosalind Plowright in Vanessa at Glyndebourne Festival 2018

Rosalind Plowright made her Glyndebourne Festival debut this Summer in Keith Warner’s new production of Vanessa conducted by Jakub Hrůša, reviewing much critical acclaim for her performance as The Old Baroness. A selection of the reviews:

“Rosalind Plowright makes her presence felt in the vocally unrewarding role of the Old Baroness, Vanessa's mother, who sings only to those who connect to life.” David Nice – The Arts Desk

“The Old Baroness is principally a silent watcher who doesn’t have much to sing, but some of her interventions come at crucial moments and Rosalind Plowright made the most of them: her retort to Erika that “he saw your money before he saw your eyes” was the most telling line of the evening.“
David Karlin - Bachtrack

“As conceived by Menotti, the Old Baroness is prone to mysterious, emblematic silence yet Rosalind Plowright manages to convey the bitter knowingness behind her withdrawal.” David Gutman - Classical Source

“Rosalind Plowright’s Old Baroness is a terrifying portrait of moral rectitude; though physically frail, the Baroness is a commanding presence, her silence both the judge and the punishment.” Claire Seymour - Opera Today

“…Rosalind Plowright magisterial as the taciturn Old Baroness.” Yehuda Shapiro - The Stage

“Rosalind Plowright captured the inflexible, unbending character of the Old Baroness.“ Robert Beattie - Seen and Heard International

“…as the Old Baroness Rosalind Plowright effects an imposing, often forbidding presence even when silent, garnishing the singing part of her role with her wonderful fruity mezzo.” Hugh Canning - The Sunday Times

“Rosalind Plowright and Donnie Ray Albert etch strong cameos as Vanessa’s mother and the family doctor.” Rupert Christiansen - The Telegraph

“…as the Old Baroness Rosalind Plowright effects an imposing, often forbidding presence even when silent, garnishing the singing part of her role with her wonderful fruity mezzo.” Stephen Pettitt - The Times

“…Rosalind Plowright, on fabulous dowager form…” Mark Valencia - WhatsOnStage