from one of our soloists: "I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Duchy Opera. It was indeed one of the most amazing experiences I ever had on stage. And everything contributed to that, the production itself, the venue, the whole cast (principal and chorus), the directors, the atmosphere, the accommodation, the hosts. Communication was also great, all the time, and I'm amazed how you managed the logistics of all that. "
from members of the audience: "Wednesday night's performance was magnificent and thoroughly enjoyed"
"A brilliant show"
"We brought three friends to the matinee performance of Macbeth at The Minack, yesterday afternoon, and WE LOVED IT!
Right from the word “Go”, the witches were superb, with their cackling gyrations and impeccable diction, to say nothing of the precise percussion of their beating sticks (I know that took some practice!). The men did so well too, despite their relatively few numbers. I loved the solution to the disposal of the branches from Birnam Wood: heave them over the rampart: so simple, yet so practical. The potential problem that concerned me most was how convincing would it be to have Macduff on crutches killing a fit and healthy Macbeth, but, in fact, it didn’t appear to be a problem at all – we just accepted that Macduff was crippled and his stabbing of Macbeth on stage was fast and efficient, without the difficulty of a protracted duel.
All the principals were excellent, including those from the Company, again with clear diction and voices which rose easily to the very top row of the audience, where we were sitting. The orchestra was very good and there was never a moment when it drowned the singers. I thought the costumes were very effective, particularly the hooded apparitions and the parade of kings.
In short, this is a production of which Duchy Opera can feel justly proud and a great tribute to all your hard work.