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 also played the harpsichord continuo with great flair and kept the accompaniment varied and interesting; quite vital in a piece like Tamerlano which is noted for having far more recitative than usual and breaking away from the traditional da capo form on many occasions.”
Antony Lias, Opera Britannia, 06.03.2010