Concert reviews: In Bluebeard's Castle 6 November 2021

Our 2021/22 season continues with more fantastic reviews, this time for our performance of Bartók’s dark opera Bluebeard’s Castle, paired with the light of Haydn’s Symphony No. 90 and conducted by Principal Conductor Edward Gardner. 

“Edward Gardner and the LPO gave a terrifying yet astonishingly beautiful account”

★★★★★from The Guardian

“A full orchestra, playing and conducted as well as this, is also able to realise the seductive quality of Bluebeard’s dark history”

★★★★★ from the Evening Standard

“The score was thrillingly played. Indeed, in places it was terrifying, just as Bartok probably imagined it”

★★★★ from The Times

“The LPO was on spellbinding form”

★★★★★ from MusicOMH

“This was a thrillingly gripping performance”

★★★★ from Planet Hugill