The critics have spoken! Gerald Barry’s comic opera The Importance of Being Earnest was revived last week at the Barbican Centre to great acclaim.
Not in London? Not a problem. The cast and creative team will reunite at the NY PHIL BIENNIAL for the production’s U.S. Stage Premiere June 2–4.
Get excited with these rave reviews:
“Gerald Barry’s unlikely opera interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s classic The Importance of Being Earnest might be one of the best operas of recent times. But more importantly it surely breaks a record for toasted tea cake consumption.” – ClassicFM.com
“The Importance of Being Earnest in opera form at the Barbican does the original fin-de-siècle play full justice. Director Ramin Gray has successfully managed to embody the Wildian spirit in musical form, turning it into a frolicsome trip into the decadent late Victorian culture.” – The Upcoming (five-star review)
“This is a show for anyone dipping their toe into opera. It’s also for Wilde fans brave enough to revisit Earnest in a very different way. Go on, we dare you.” – The Londonist
Here's a taste: