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Mefistofele

Boito: Mefistofele
Radio France

What a transformation of last week's mincing Dr Caius (in Jonathan Miller's Falstaff) was this tense and wild Grimes, with the mad glitter in his eyes when thwarted but a controlled clarity of voice, intensely moving in his moment of sad musing in the storm scene. Definitely a 'Peter Grimes' not easily forgotten

Felix Aprahamian, The Sunday Times

Grimes' great solo in the pub scene was put over with astonishing force but the musical line never lost; every word was clear, the timing of each phrase nicely calculated. Neil Jenkins gives his performance of a lifetime.

Hugo Cole, The Guardian

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