Glyndebourne 2017: Ariadne auf Naxos reviews

Read our round-up of reviews for Glyndebourne's production of Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, which we're performing in until 27 July. 

★★★★☆ ‘Cornelius Meister gets glowing sonorities from the reduced LPO.’ Barry Millington, Evening Standard, 26 June 2017

★★★★☆ ‘Cornelius Meister, conducting the London Philharmonic ... brings a lovely ebb and flow in the humour of the Prologue, and confidently harnesses the Wagnerian power of the second half without getting bogged down.’ Robert Workman, The Times, 27 June 2017

★★★★☆ ‘Cornelius Meister conducts with unassertive elegance, and the playing of the LPO gives much pleasure.’ Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, 26 June 2017

★★★★☆ ‘Conductor Cornelius Meister ... led the chamber-orchestra forces of the London Philharmonic in an account of Strauss’ score that managed to be both transparent and sumptuous.’ Matthew Rye, Bachtrack, 26 June 2017

‘Conducted by a sprightly Cornelius Meister, the London Philharmonic Orchestra played with airiness and clarity, the chamber-like forces rising to the challenges of Strauss’s instrumental sonorities. The lead clarinet and horn were especially elegant.’ Claire Seymour, Opera Today, 27 June 2017

‘With Cornelius Meister's lively, affectionate conducting, leader Pieter Schoemann on great form in the violin solos and a very special cast, the score seemed to take wing and fly.’ Jessica Duchen, JCDMB, 30 June 2017

‘The London Philharmonic Orchestra makes a virtue of this feast of musical styles under their eager young conductor, Cornelius Meister.’ Amanda Holloway, The Stage, 29 June 2017

★★★★☆ ‘Conducted by Cornelius Meister with sumptuous playing from the London Philharmonic Orchestra (and a notably graceful clarinet solo at the start of Act 2).’ Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian, 30 June 2017


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Find out more about this year's Glyndebourne summer festival here.