We’ve had a great review of our performance of Otello on Friday night from David Gillard, ex-opera critic of the Daily Mail: ‘The driving dramatic pulse was superbly provided by always gripping and stirring playing from the St. Paul’s Sinfonia…. A splendid occasion.’ Read the full review here: http://www.sceneone.biz/content/otello …
St Paul’s Sinfonia is very pleased that it has become the resident orchestra for New Sussex Opera, a company that specialises in productions of rarely-heard and unfairly-neglected works. We began our collaboration with NSO in 2010 with its production of Vaughan Williams’s Hugh the Drover, and scored a notable triumph last year with Gounod’s Mireille. This was reviewed very warmly, including four stars from the Daily Telegraph (read the full review here).
This year we will be performing Puccini’s early masterpiece Edgar – in fact, this will be the UK premiere of the original 4-act version. We will be at Cadogan Hall in central London at 5pm on Sunday 28 October – come and see us there! Visit the NSO website to see further details…
We’ve been very lucky in the last couple of months to have had very favourable press attention from the music review website Seen and Heard. Comments include:
- ‘Full marks for this important and timely revival of a major British composer whose time is too slow in coming, and for a superb performance’
- ‘Morley’s performance of Mozart’s last Symphony was fabulous’
- ‘Marvellous stuff and a truly memorable evening.’
St Paul’s Sinfonia has had close links with its closest conservatoire, Trinity College of Music, since its inception. Many of its players are alumni of TCM, and some are still studying there now. The Sinfonia has also always been keen to promote new music, and is particularly supportive of younger, up-and-coming composers. To combine these two interests, the Sinfonia is sponsoring a new Composition Prize for composition students at TCM, which in the 2010-11 season has been won by Litha Efthymiou. Click here to visit Litha’s Myspace page.