Archive for the ‘Press’ Category

Press Quotes – Billy Budd / Danish National Opera / March 2011

"Under the direction of Ivor Bolton the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra plays flawlessly..." Jean Lucas, Luxemburger Wort, 22.03.11 "The sounds that conductor Ivor Bolton elicits from the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra are as magisterial as Britten's music." Joost Glaema, Elsevier, 19.03.11 "Ivor Bolton and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra give Britten's haunting, dramatic score a top-quality performance." Jordi Kooiman, operamagazine.nl, 08.03.11 "The score receives a convincing performance by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ivor Bolton... This is Billy Budd at its best." Eddie Vetter, De Telegraaf, 11.03.2011 "...singing of great empathy and musical class accompanied by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ivor Bolton.  The DNO has here a strong...

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Press Quotes – Turangalîla / 20 March 2011

"Ivor Bolton maintained a masterful control throughout. He was the core of the whole performance, emitting energy which the orchestra transformed into the pure joy (of playing) and an overwhelming world of sound - from the back to the front, the dozen percussionists, by way of the phenomenal wind and brass, to the the resounding velvet foundation and ethereal soaring of the strings. It was, if the paradox may be permitted, a collective masterpiece of individuals… At no time was there any suspicion of kitsch, as can be the danger, because structure and substance, strict construction and free...

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Press quotes – UK Tour / November 2010

‎"Impeccable balance, rhythmic vitality in the outer movements and some achingly beautiful phrasing." Geoffrey Mogridge, Wharedale Observer, 29.11.2010 “There have been many fine performances so far in the International Concert Series at the hall, but none finer than this.” Peter Collins, WalesOnline,...

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Press quotes – Der Fliegende Holländer / Große Festspielhaus / October 2010

“Captivating and dramatic.” Christian Vranek, Erfolgsmagazin, 27.10.10 “Chief conductor Ivor Bolton waves his baton to the whole orchestra pit with much enthusiasm.  Every single note is positioned perfectly throughout the entire two hour performance.  The echoes in particular, which come from the different corners of the hall, provide great operatic effects.” Ingrid Kreite, Dorfzeitung, 16.10.10 “What Ivor Bolton and the highly motivated Mozarteumorchester create is far away from the typical Wagnerian sound.  Delicate transparency is displayed as much as the exuberant folklore.  Lilting waltzes and dramatic, vital and sensitive emotions are placed next to each other.  The magnificent precision, tension and effective dramatisation take...

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Ivor appears in this month's Classic FM Magazine

This month Ivor appears in Classic FM Magazine's new feature Upbeat.

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Press quotes – Tamerlano/Royal Opera House/March 2010

"Ivor Bolton conducted with pace and flair, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment brought customary vigour and poise to the score." Fiona Maddocks, The Observer, 14.03.2010 "In the pit, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment could not be faulted for their magnificent performance under the very able baton of conductor Ivor Bolton, who carefully highlighted the shades of darkness and light in the score and ensured suitable contrast in terms of tempo and dynamics between musical numbers. The string playing was glorious and precise, and special praise is due to the flutes and recorders in the duet “Vivo in te”. Bolton...

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Press quotes – Jenufa/Teatro Real Madrid/December 2009

“For me, the great triumph of the evening was scored by the English conductor Ivor Bolton. Until now, I had invariably seen this excellent maestro in pre-19th century repertoire and had found his performances always outstanding. But here, and in a very different repertoire, his performance was simply exceptional. Not only did he conduct the score superbly, with extraordinary tension and sensitivity throughout, but drew some truly wonderful playing from his orchestra, significantly better than anything I have heard from them under other batons.” José M. IrurzunSeen & Heard International Opera Review, Musicweb International, 15.12.2009 “Ivor Bolton lo llena todo de fuego musical....

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