A lovely review in The Guardian for Simone Young, conducting The Dream of Gerontius with ENO at Royal Festival Hall, London on 1 July 2017:
"...To the extent that this performance of Gerontius was distinctively operatic, this lay in the music, of which the experienced opera conductor Simone Young gave an account that consistently emphasised the drama in the score rather than the work’s ruminative tradition.
Young’s grip on the evening hardly wavered across the two parts of the score, which were played with with only a small pause between them. She favoured quicker speeds than many conductors, but her long experience in the music of composers such as Wagner and Bruckner shone through in the persuasive architectural sense she brought to the score. Young’s strict control of the work’s orchestral dynamics also allowed the soloists to be heard without the vocal strain that often marks Gerontius performances. As with her appearance at the Proms last year conducting Zemlinsky, this was a reminder that Young’s very considerable talents have been too neglected in this country".
Read about our Artists' performances in Australia and overseas during July 2017.
Congratulations to our artists on receiving the following nominations:
Best Female Performer in a supporting Role in an Opera
Caitlin Hulcup - Theadora (Pinchgut Opera)
Best Male Performer in an Opera
Michael Honeyman - King Roger (Opera Australia)
Best Symphony Orchestra Concert
Stuart Skelton with Nina Stemme and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - Tristan & Isolde
Congratulations to Genevieve Lacey and James Crabb on being nominated for an AIR (Australian Independent Record Label) Award for their 2015 ABC Classics’ recording - Heard This and Thought of You in the Best Independent Classical Album category. The Awards ceremony will take place in Adelaide on Thursday 27th July 2017.
For more details on the awards please visit : https://www.air.org.au/awards
Read about our Artists' performances in Australia and overseas during June 2017.
Congratulations to Christopher Tonkin on the wonderful response and reviews of his performance as Sam in Lost and Found Opera's production of Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti.
Read about our Artists' performances in Australia and overseas during May 2017.
We are thrilled to announce two Arts Management artists will be appearing with ROH Covent Garden.
Siobhan Stagg will make her Mainstage ROH Covent Garden debut as Parmina in Die Zauberflöte conducted by Julia Jones in September this year: Performance dates are September 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 Live directly into cinemas), 21, 23 and 26.
Catherine Carby will perform in The Return of Ulysses, (Monteverdi) at ROH Roundhouse in the role of Minerva with Christian Curnyn conducting: Performance dates are January 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21 2018.
Read about our Artists' performances in Australia and overseas during April 2017