Glyndebourne 2016: Meistersinger reviews

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been one of the resident orchestras at Glyndebourne Festival Opera for over 50 years. This year’s season started with Wagner’s triumphant Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg conducted by Michael Güttler (ends 27 June).

Read the reviews here:


‘The sun came out on Güttler’s conducting too, and suddenly there was lift-off – with the London Philharmonic Orchestra playing with a smile on its collective face (a bouquet to its impeccable horn players), the music glowed with shining clarity and Schubertian freshness’.
Rupert Christiansen, The Daily Telegraph, 23 May 2016 (4 stars)

‘No praise too high for the chorus, or for Michael Güttler’s subtly-nuanced work in the pit’.
Michael Church, The Independent, 24 May 2016 (4 stars)

‘The exemplary musicians of the LPO are working together to conjure poetry and emotional depth at the heart of the opera’.
Richard Fairman, Financial Times, 23 May 2016 (4 stars)

‘The orchestra under Michael Güttler settle into a slightly more generous and flexible momentum’.
Alexandra Coghlan, The Arts Desk, 22 May 2016 (4 stars)

‘Playing with a genuine sense of intimacy from the London Philharmonic Orchestra’.
Melanie Eshkenazi, MusicOMH, 22 May 2016 (4.5 stars)

‘The London Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Michael Güttler gives a well-paced reading of Wagner’s magnificent score’.
Clare Colvin, Sunday Express, 5 June 2016 (5 stars)

‘The London Philharmonic sounded celestial: horns, cellos, oboes – take an extra bow’.
Hugo Shirley, Opera, July 2016 (subscription only)

‘A beautifully shaped account of the prelude onwards’.
Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 23 May 2016

‘Conductor Michael Güttler, whose leisurely approach to the Prelude led to a finely detailed account from the London Philharmonic Orchestra’.
Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack, 22 May 2016

‘Michael Güttler’s conducting of the London Philharmonic Orchestra complemented all this beautifully with a lucid account of the score’.
Curtis Rogers, Classical Source, 22 May 2016

‘With the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Michael Güttler giving a great account of Wagner’s powerful score and it adds up to a truly memorable occasion’.
William Hartston, The Express, 30 May 2016
(5 stars)

‘The London Philharmonic Orchestra was on excellent form throughout’.
Mark Berry, Boulezian, 1 June 2016


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