In the press...

THE STAGE, August 2018 - on Faust, Alberta
★★★★ "Imaginative scoring...Faust, Alberta grippingly portrays a man haunted by his past and by himself." (Yehuda Shapiro)  Read more
PLAYS TO SEE, August 2018 - on Faust, Alberta  
★★★★★   "this new work, the culmination of this year’s ‘Opera in the City’ Festival, is a notable success that will repay repeated listening and deserve further outings." (Tim Hochstrasser)  Read more  

WEST END WILMA, September 2018 - on Orpheus and Eurydice
★★★★★ "A wonderful experience". (Lara Southworth). Read more
BACHTRACK, July 2017
“Opera loving newcomers to London might make the forgivable assumptions that (a) London opera takes place at Covent Garden and in the Coliseum, (b) opera is an expensive thing built on a large scale and (c) the operatic world shuts down in August. Forgivable, but wrong. (...) [Time Zone Theatre’s Opera in the City festival] steers well clear of “same old” standard repertoire, and within its four shows, there’s plenty of variety to tempt any operagoer looking for the unusual, with operas from around 1900 (Time Zone tag these with the name of their “Fin de Siècle” project).“  Read more

"Well-known operas and forgotten masterpieces go side by side at Bridewell Theatre when Opera in the City, curated by Time Zone Theatre Ltd, tells stories in music aimed at opera-lovers and newcomers alike. (...) With audiences and singers cheek by jowl and the fascination of hearing rarely performed or new music, Opera in the City Festival feels like the place to be". Read more

LIVE THEATRE UK, August 2017
“Time Zone Theatre begins an intriguing new venture this year at the Bridewell Theatre. While there is no shortage of opera as a whole around the country in the summer months, there is little on offer in the centre of town. (...) Director Pamela Schermann deserves credit for identifying this gap.“ Read more

“With such a varied and exciting programme, Opera in the City offers strong narrative pieces rigorously sung in English, which will appeal to both regular opera audiences and those new to opera. Thanks also to its affordable ticket prices for every performance, the festival is bound to become a staple of London’s classical musical scene.“ Read more 

"With an emphasis on the fresh and contemporary, a spectrum of works from light to dark, and showcasing some exciting young talent, the first Opera in the City has much on offer: definitely worth exploring." Read more

OPERA MAGAZINE, September 2017
"Deserves praise for looking beyond the obvious and for providing London with a further August alternative to the Royal Albert Hall"