The latest reviews of our performances
This year’s Glyndebourne Festival has the look of being a vintage year with the final production of a Ravel double bill keeping the standard high. The two short operas, L'heure espagnole and L'enfant et les sortilèges is conducted by Robin Ticciati, with Glyndebourne favourite Danielle de Niese starring as both the sex-staved Concepción in L’heure and the naughty boy in L’enfant.
Following hot on Poliuto's heels in the 2015 Glyndebourne season came the perennial favourite, Bizet's Carmen (ends 11 July), conducted by Jakub Hrusa.
Britten's rarely performed The Rape of Lucretia arrived at Glyndebourne in July, and has received some excellent reviews so far. Conducted by Leo Hussain, and directed by Fiona Shaw, the production involves a chamber orchestra of just 13 players from the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been one of the resident bands at Glyndebourne for over 50 years. This season started with a little-known political Donizetti opera, Poliuto (ends 15 July), conducted by Enrique Mazzola.
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- Concert Reviews: Wednesday 29 April 2015
- Concert reviews: Saturday 25 April 2015
Musicians of the London Philharmonic Orchestra
The musicians of the Orchestra are among the best orchestral players from across the world – representing over 14 different nationalities, they truly reflect the international outlook of the Orchestra. Many players hold professorships at the UK's music colleges and conservatoires, and perform as acclaimed chamber musicians and soloists alongside their orchestral careers.Player photos commissioned by the LPO and photographed by Benjamin Ealovega.