Raphael Wallfisch takes to the Royal Opera House

 

Abandoning his usual position beside orchestra or piano, Raphael is enjoying being the solo instrumentalist on stage alongside dancers Carlos Acosta and Zenaida Yanowsky in Will Tuckett’s groundbreaking production of Elizabeth I. Playing solo cello to a score written by Martin Yates, the sold out production has been garnering huge critical acclaim in all the national press:

 

“a fascinating theatrical hybrid embracing dance, music, song and text…Musical resources are first class too….a harmonious score magnificently realised by the baritone David Kempster and the cellist Raphael Wallfisch”
Debra Craine, The Times

 

“Yates has put together a set of variations on works by composers active in the Victorian period, beautifully played on cello by Raphael Wallfisch…a better 90 minutes of entertainment and edification can hardly be found elsewhere in London. Riveting”
Mark Ronan

 

“A royal gem...An ingenious blend of words, misc and dance tha beguiles and entertains in equal measure…restaged for a week’s run in the Royal Opera House’s Linbury studio theatre, it will reach a total audience of mere hundreds - but I’d back it for a month or more, and to be a huge hit with theatre-goers as well and dance-lovers….a tremendous piece from a well-chosen band of creatives at the top of their creative games”
Hanna Weibye, The Arts Desk

 

“..a polished, period tapestry of dance, music ,song and text…..Martin Yates’s fusion of period and modern music (performed by baritone David Kempster and cellist Raphael Wallfisch) accompanies the dance…elegantly performed and intelligently crafted, this is dance theatre of quiet but passionate depth”
Judith Mackrell, The Stage

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