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Your Reaction: The Minotaur

Your tweets about the opening night of Harrison Birtwistle's mythical opera.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

18 January 2013 at 11.53am | 2 Comments

Your Reaction: The Minotaur

Your tweets about the opening night of Harrison Birtwistle's mythical opera.

Storified by Royal Opera House· Fri, Jan 18 2013 02:56:18

A selection of audience comments...
The Minotaur at ROH: even more so than five years ago it was visceral and unyielding #ROHMinotaurThomas Corrie
@kasperholten. #ROHminotaur wonderful evening at the @RoyalOperaHouse intense, dark, powerful music... Congratulations to all involved!Victor Orive-Martin
So. My thoughts on #rohminotaur. Amazing score, v sensitive direction. Stonking voices. Maybe a bit too long. There - I could be a crit.Christopher Calvert
The Minotaur Stage Rehearsal - Royal Opera LIVEroyaloperahouse
#rohminotaur is way too rich and intense to sum up adequately in a tweet, but do go- it's wonderful (there's even a pythonesque moment or 2)John Reid
Enough blood, sex, ritualistic sacrifice, emotion & drama to match any horror movie ...but with better acting & music. Amazing. #rohminotaurEllie Wilson
Think what you will but I hated #RohMinotaur. There we are. Not open minded enough...Fedja Hadrovich
Well that was a bloody, great evening at #rohminotaur Hope Birtwistle's next opera will see whole stalls circle given to percussion sectionGuy Dammann
The Minotaur Sitzprobe - Royal Opera LIVEroyaloperahouse
#ROHminotaur - what an electrifying & visceral piece of theatre!! Not always the easiest to listen to but very atmospheric & fantastic cast!Tom Oxenham
Not sure if two sacrificial scenes are needed but #ROHminotaur is wow! John Tomlinson is superb and @lfkmeister is hungry for BLOOD!!!!!Minjas Zugik
£4 standing for #ROHminotaur. The best value opera I've ever seen! 'Gawain' still sitting pretty on top of the wishlist though.Jonathan Musgrave
We are alarming our fellow passangers with our bullish snorts of delight & enthusiasm & Volvic water bottle horns. #ROHMinotaur was grand!Rebecca Hurst
The Minotaur - The Labyrinth scene extract (The Royal Opera)royaloperahouse
John  Tomlinson celebrated 35 years performing with The Royal Opera and was presented with a cake...
John Tomlinson with composer Harrison Birtwistle after The Minotaur, celebrating 35 years performing with The Royal Opera © ROH / Sim Canetty-Clarke 2013Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Great to see Sir John Tomlinson celebrate 35 years on stage tonight with a tremendous performance! #rohminotaurRachel Holland
And happy 35th ROH-versary Sir John! Bringing out the animal in every part he sings! #rohminotaur @RoyalOperaHouseEnglishNationalOpera
Not everyday you hear declarations of love shouted down from the amphi. I love you too, John! #ROHMinotaurVampire Soup
@RoyalOperaHouse Sir John Tomlinson marks 35th anniversary at Covent Garden. Monster achievement (joke - you had to be there - Minotaur)Louise Jury
What an amazing night to be part of. So lucky to stand on the same stage with the wonderful John Tomlinson, 35! #ROHMinotaurNadine Livingston
Read our Q&A with the man of the moment...
Q&A: John TomlinsonJohn Tomlinson during the Twitter Q&A © ROH 2012 [View the story "Q&A: John Tomlinson" on Storify] Q&A: John Tomlinson The legendary oper...

What did you think of The Minotaur?

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

18 January 2013 at 11.53am

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Stephen Langridge, Production, reaction, review, Social Media, The Minotaur, twitter, your reaction

This article has 2 comments

  1. David Morgan responded on 18 January 2013 at 7:27pm Reply

    This was a a wonderful powerful evening. Loved it
    and moved by John Tomlinson celebrating 35 years
    At the ROH.

  2. Michael de Navarro responded on 28 January 2013 at 6:27pm Reply

    Even better than first time round. A masterpiece. Well done all involved.

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