Háry János, 2009

Ryedale Festival


Director: Joe Austin
Designer: Simon Kenny
Conductor: Justin Doyle
Lighting: John Lightfoot


János: Riccardo Simonetti
Örzse/Ruthenian girl: Clare McCaldin
Marczi/Emperor Francis: Joe Corbett
Princess Marie-Louisa: Melanie Lang
Baron Ebelasztin/The General: Martin Ritchie
Empress/Ruthenian Girl: Bibi Heal
Hungarian Sentry/Napoleon: Lydia Cotton
Russian Sentry/Court servant: Paul Sockett


Yorkshire Post * * * * 
“With a cast of just eight, who change costumes at a speed and frequency that seems to treble their number, this is a fast-moving production from Joe Austin, excellently engineered scene changes performed by the cast. It was not just a team of first-class singers, but one whose sheer vivacity and visual enjoyment they communicated to the audience. “