Concert reviews: 30 January 2019

As January came to an end, Sir Roger Norrington joined the Orchestra for performances of Handel's Water Music suites, and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, featuring Marie-Claude Chappuis, Lucy Crowe and Benjamin Appl. 

★★★★★ ‘I can’t say I’ve experienced a better performance than this’ Mark Thomas, Bachtrack, 31 January 2019

‘The LPO under Sir Roger Norrington’s direction gave a delightfully poised account of Purcell’s short opera’ Curtis Rogers, Classical Source, 31 January 2019

★★★☆☆ ‘Norrington fielded an interesting cast, led by Marie-Claude Chappuis as a stately Dido, sculpting classically pure vocal lines, and Benjamin Appl as a young, impetuous Aeneas.’ Richard Fairman, Financial Times, 01 February 2019

★★★☆☆ ‘the London Philharmonic could have passed in the dark for a very good specialist baroque orchestra on a very good day in this delightful programme’ Richard Morrison, The Times, 01 February 2019

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