The 2012 Glyndebourne Festival continues with a double-bill of Ravel’s operas L’Enfant et les sortilèges and L’heure espagnole, featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Kazushi Ono. Here are the latest reviews (you can read earlier reviews here).
‘Top-notch performances such as Stephanie d’Oustrac’s flamboyantly voracious Concepcion, Alek Shrader’s hippy poet Gonzalve, Paul Gay’s prosperous Don Inigo and Elliot Madore’s credibly dumb but muscularly gifted Ramiro make this an unalloyed treat.’
George Hall, The Stage
‘The London Philharmonic Orchestra plays elegantly under Ono, the flimsy Spanish sex farce and surreal fantasy becoming something wise and kind.’
Anna Picard, The Independent on Sunday (not published online)
‘The London Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Kazushi Ono brings out the richness of Ravel’s blend of 20th-century ragtime and bitonality with 19th-century romanticism, which tantalises and delights the ear.’
Clare Colvin, Sunday Express (not published online)
The Ravel double-bill continues until 25 August. More information, including booking details and full creative team and cast details, here.