Reviews: The Rake’s Progress / Taking Risks DVD

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The Arts Desk, June 2020“… the hours spent mentoring Hannigan’s youthful cast have clearly paid off: singing and acting are outstanding. John Taylor Ward’s Nick Shadow is splendidly creepy, nicely set against William Morgan’s wide-eyed Tom. Aphrodite Patoulidou makes for an appealing Anne, the whole thing moving at a cracking pace under Hannigan’s baton. Image and sound are excellent – …

Reviews: Pulcinella with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

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REVIEWS Equilibrium Young Artists Marta Swiderska, James Way and Antoin Herrera-Lopez KesselSwedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Barbara Hannigan conducting6 & 7 March 2020, Berwaldhallen in Stockholm Dagens Nyheter 5 out of 5 stars“one of the most exuberant concerts in Stockholm in a long time” Svenska Dagbladet“Tenor James Way and baritone Antoin Herrera-Lopez Kessel convincingly persuade in gallant and ruthless plays”“Standing ovations …

EQ Artists with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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Soprano Jenavieve Moore, mezzo-soprano Jillian Bonner, tenor Charles Sy, and bass Trevor Eliot Bowes were the featured vocal soloists in Mozart’s Requiem with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in January 2020.  (Photos : Jag Gundu)

Reviews: Aldeburgh Festival 2019

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Reviews from the 2019 Aldeburgh Festival: “the young cast offered some knockout performances” (The Times); “Among the outstanding singers of Equilibrium are stars in the making.” (Opera Today)

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“Four Days in Ojai, a Musical Utopia”: Reviews from the Ojai Music Festival

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Reviews from performances by EQ Young Artists at the Ojai Music Festival: “Fleur Barron, an earthy Baba the Turk in “The Rake’s Progress,” sounded like a Carmen in the making. The soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou was an entrancing soloist in Vivier’s “Lonely Child,” a head trip of a piece in a musical language both direct and mysterious. With a natural command of the stage, James Way, a tenor with a delicate voice, was a consistent scene stealer.” (The New York Times)

Reviews: The Rake’s Progress EQ European tour

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Reviews from the European tour of The Rake’s Progress. “They delivered the most beautiful and moving Stravinsky’s The Rake Progress I have ever heard.” – “Und das Sängerensemble war wirklich herausragend gut” – “Rake needs plenty of neoclassical punch and crispness and Hannigan and Ludwig delivered.”

The Rake’s Progress premiere in Gothenburg

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This December, Gothenburg audiences enjoyed a duel premiere: the first performances of Equilibrium Young Artists and the opera conducting debut of Barbara Hannigan. The Rake’s Progress Gothenburg Symphony Gothenburg Symphony Vocal Ensemble Gothenburg Concert Hall Barbara Hannigan conductor Linus Fellbom staging and lighting Willam Morgan Tom Rakewell Aphrodite Patoulidou Anne Trulove John Taylor Ward Nick Shadow Kate Howden Baba the …