PRESS REVIEWS

The Pearl Fishers – Lyric Opera of Chicago 2017. © Todd Rosenberg Photography.
Sets and Costumes: Zandra Rhodes
Choreography: John Malashock
Lighting: Ron Vodicka

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

“Director Andrew Sinclair highlighted universal positives in Wagner’s story – strong interdependent relationships between the characters, pride and confidence forged in community, romance and binding ties in one’s culture.”

– Brian Angus, Backtrack
August 2018

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“a magnificent production of Richard Wagner’s The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg Act III; two and half hours of pure bliss … The closing of the curtains leaves me wanting more – the whole four-and-a-half hours of this purely magical opera.”

– Janine Spearpoint, The Clothesline
August 2018

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“I was unsure about what to expect and was surprised and delighted by how much I enjoyed the music and Sinclair’s direction. The Mastersingers may have been semi-staged in terms of set and costumes but it was fully staged in musical terms and was, in the end, a master class in singing.”

– Sally Putnam, Stage Whispers
August, 2018

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“The ASO and State Opera triumph again! … A dramatic version of Act III of Wagner’s magisterial comedy was beautifully presented on Saturday night.”

– Peter Jakobsen, The Varnished Culture
August, 2018

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La Bohème

“Stage director Andrew Sinclair and the cast make this the most memorable La Bohème in years, fully capturing the joie de vivre and passion that defines the bohemian life-style, stoking a mystique that is often absent.”

– Bob Bows, Colorado Drama
November 2015

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Madama Butterfly

“The chorus scenes were lively and colourful, with director Andrew Sinclair’s attention to the minutiae of details being particularly delightful.”

Chang Tou Liang, The Straits Times
February 2013

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“Andrew Sinclair of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, once again performed remarkably in his role as the opera’s Director … Sinclair was highly effective  in serving the piece, by keeping the focus wholly on the singers, without overwhelming the audience with excessive movement or exquisite design.”

– Anirudh Krishnan, Kentridge Common
February 2013

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La traviata

 

“The show’s latest run (rehearsed by Andrew Sinclair) is excellent in every respect.”

– Rupert Christiansen, Daily Telegraph
January 2017

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“Its latest revival, overseen by Andrew Sinclair, is among its finest, notable above all for its focused dramatic integrity and subtlety of insight.”

– Tim Ashley, The Guardian
January 2017

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Aida

“(Sinclair) supervised the enormous spectacle efficiently, keeping the numerous scenes seamlessly flowing into each other with ease and integrating the symbolic backdrop with believable action from the characters.”

– Erica Miner, Opera Pulse
April 2013

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“Sinclair showed a knack for supplying effective narrative padding over the opera’s 4 acts that imbued the work with a sense of depth in the overall drama … Sinclair also mobilised the large cast superbly, giving multi-dimensional weight to an enthusiastic and tuneful chorus and utilising the stage effectively.”

– OperaChaser
June 2018

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Tosca 

“Andrew Sinclair’s deft direction … includes the right chemistry of Puccini’s three principals, delivering a one-two punch production.”

– Christie Grimstad, ConcertoNet
January, 2009

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The Pearl Fishers – Lyric Opera of Chicago 2017. © Todd Rosenberg Photography.
Sets and Costumes: Zandra Rhodes
Choreography: John Malashock
Lighting: Ron Vodicka