hmt il trovatoreAnne Mason wows the critics in the current Martin Lloyd-Evans restaging of Verdi’s IL TROVATORE for Scottish Opera.  Cast also includes Claire Rutter, Gwyn Hughes Evans and Roland Wood – Tobias Ringborg conducts the Scottish Opera orchestra & chorus.  Performances continue in Glasgow (12/14/17 May) and Edinburgh (21/24/27/30 May).

“The real revelation is Anne Mason, as the vengeance-crazy Azucena. She proves that you don’t have to foam at the mouth and chew the furniture if you have the voice to convey white-hot rage with a steely yet expressive timbre and knockout power.”
The Times, Richard Morrison (12 May 2015)

“Mason is the unquestionable star of the show. Her mezzo soprano voice exudes a rich, golden quality across its entire range, imbuing this Azucena with the essential combination of hot-bloodedness and tender affection. A truly memorable performance.”
The Scotsman, Ken Walton (9 May 2015)

“Stealing more than one scene is Anne Mason as the crazed gypsy Azucena, whose desire to avenge her mother’s terrible death motivates the entire plot; vocally, she attacks the part with comprehensively meaty tone.”
The Stage, George Hall (8 May 2015)

“…her delivery is potent”
The Guardian, Kate Molleson (8 May 2015)