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The Observer

"Glen Cunningham as Francis Flute, tottering in high heels, let rip in his limelight moment as Thisbe, high comedy, well handled."

Fiona Maddocks


The Guardian

"The role of Flute the bellows mender (written for Britten’s partner Peter Pears) offers a minor scene-stealing opportunity that Scottish Opera emerging artist Glen Cunningham seizes with both hands, transforming from shy, stuttering lad to campy 19th-century operatic heroine with visual and vocal glee."

Rowena Smith

Edinburgh Music Review

"Glen Cunningham, gave a stylish rendition of the recitative “Comfort Ye” and the aria “Ev’ry Valley”...

Glen has appeared onstage in Edinburgh recently, as Flute in Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ with Scottish Opera, as an emerging artist, and I found his performance in that role outstanding. I have appeared in many productions of ‘Dream’ over the years, with some truly fine artists, and I felt that his Flute was up there with the best. Watch out for this young singer! Later on, he nailed the difficult aria “Thou shalt break them”, with its high A. Bravo!"

Brian Bannatyne-Scott


The Herald

"Tenor Glen Cunningham, a fine Francis Flute, the role played by Britten’s partner Peter Pears in the original cast."

 Keith Bruce

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