Photo: Katie Edwards

Photo: Katie Edwards

Libuše with University College Opera, The Bloomsbury Theatre, London, March 2019

“In Cecilia Stinton’s sensitive, well-choreographed production, the 8th-century palace of Vysehrad is reimagined as a corporate headquarters” Anna Picard, The Times

”Everyone says you have to know Czech folklore backwards to make sense of it. [Stinton] disproves that, once and for all. It's a very fine piece of work” Tim Ashley, Guardian and Gramophone critic

”Director Cecilia Stinton updated the whole thing to a sort of Slavonic Canary Wharf, making Libuse's struggle a parable of female leadership in a male-dominated office. That allowed for some witty touches” Richard Bratby, The Spectator

“a show that gave some potentially portentous material lightness and humanity”
George Hall, Opera Magazine, June 2019

”Stirring #Libuse @UCOpera in enterprisingly timeless setting led by @orpheus_chick in resplendent regal performance” John Johnston, Bachtrack critic

Photo: Robert Workman

Photo: Robert Workman

The Boatswain's Mate, Grimeborn Festival with Spectra Ensemble, The Arcola Theatre, London, 30, 31 July & 1 August 2018

★★★★ ”a fantastic performance” Musical Theatre Review

”disarming, surprising and brilliant” theatreCat

”an admirable enterprise” Planet Hugill

Photo: Robert Workman

Photo: Robert Workman

Collision, Grimeborn Festival with Spectra Ensemble, The Arcola Theatre, London, August 2017

”Jazzily popular and rigorously serious…The six singers are highly proficient, and director Cecilia Stinton keeps things cracking along” Yehuda Shapiro, The Stage

“Director Cecilia Stinton keeps things moving well... the cast and creative team do Schwitters proud” Tim Hochstrasser, Live Theatre UK