Edward Seckerson, for The Independent: "For a moment or two, Miller wrong-foots you with a flash of sexual ambiguity: Violetta is the one in the tight black pants and waistcoat, fashionably decadent."
Graeme Kay, editor of Opera Now: "In musical terms I thought Violetta absolutely terrific and Germont pere, sung by Christopher Robertson, was very fine. Alfredo - John Hudson - came into singing very late and needs to work on his stagecraft."
Tom Sutcliffe, in the London Evening Standard: "Quite simply a triumph for Rosa Mannion . . . For a star to steal the night so conclusively is far from usual at the ENO."