Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream with the LSO


"The Monteverdi Choir very nearly stole the whole show with a pinpoint perfect rendering of the fairies’ lullaby for Titania." - Guardian 
★★★★★


Ladies of the Monteverdi Choir

Frankfurt| Hannover| London



London: Barbican Centre, 16 February 2016

The Times Review, Neil Fisher: ★★★★★

"Ethereal fairy choruses were beautifully handled by the Monteverdi Choir... Gardiner led a buoyant and zestful performance."  


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Bachtrack Review, Mark Pullinger: ★★★★

"I doubt I’ll hear it better played than the LSO under Sir John Eliot Gardiner in this Mendelssohnian feast... Ladies from the Monteverdi Choir gave splendid voice and crisp diction to “Ye Spotted Snakes” and the finale “Through the House”."

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The Guardian Review, Martin Kettle: ★★★★★

"The Monteverdi Choir very nearly stole the whole show with a pinpoint perfect rendering of the fairies’ lullaby for Titania."  


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Hannover: Kuppelsaal, 11 February 2016

Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung Review, Stefan Arndt: 

"The substantial improvement [of the new Kuppelsaal] becomes very clear through hearing the fabulous female singers of the Monteverdi Choir: their voices sound warm, clear and they reach both the ears and hearts of the listening audience." 


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Frankfurt: Alte Oper, 10 February 2016

Wiesbadener Kurier Review, Axel Zibulski:

“Fortunately, the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloist and Sir John Eliot Gardiner are precious and rare instruments that connect precision and flexibility: the accuracy and the stylistic rigor with an intense expressivity: the equilibrium with the force... the Monteverdi Choir sounded like the best choir in the world." 

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Bachtrack.de Review, Jens Klier: ★★★★

"This evening the Monteverdi Choir consisted of 12 ladies [...] who sung the fairy dances flawlessly with lean and delicate voices [...]. Jessica Cale, Charlotte Ashley, Rebecca Hardwick and Sarah Denbee came from the choir's own ranks and provided the solo performances, all reciting in the most tender and tonally pure way which was perfected with the greatest vocal and lyrical persuasiveness." 


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