London Festival of Baroque Music - London
19 October 2017

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L'Orfeo

London Festival of Baroque Music


No. of reviews: 4

For non-Italians, trying to read the text and translation and watch the stage doesn’t work
24 May 17 / Independent
In the title role, Matthew Long wonderfully illustrated the rhetorical eloquence of Monteverdi’s ‘musical speech’
22 May 17 / Opera Today
A precise and sometimes reverential performance with flashes of majesty that only served to leave me feeling short changed
22 May 17 / Planet Hugill
Mesmerising Monteverdi
20 May 17 / The Observer
Jephtha

London Festival of Baroque Music


No. of reviews: 2

A fine performance of Jephtha
23 May 17 / Seen and Heard
The Academy of Ancient Music provided sterling support throughout
22 May 17 / Planet Hugill
Joshua

Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music


No. of reviews: 1

A stimulating end to another intelligently devised Lufthansa Festival
26 May 14 / Classical Source
L'Olimpiade

Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music


No. of reviews: 4

Vivaldi's 1734 opera L'Olimpiade has been propelled from obscurity to ubiquity this year
27 May 12 / Independent on Sunday
Elaborate plot tangles, disguises and near suicide
27 May 12 / The Observer
Soprano Mhairi Lawson shone in this aptly timed UK premiere of Vivaldi’s 1734 opera
24 May 12 / Financial Times (via Google)
In this minimally staged performance, the piece came over as having some genuine highlights
22 May 12 / The Guardian
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