David Parry is represented by Rayfield Allied worldwide.
the musical performance under David Parry sweeps more or less everything before itAndrew Clements, The Guardian
David Parry is acknowledged as an inspirational champion of operatic, concert and symphonic repertoire across a vast range. He is known both for the re-appraisal of important lesser-known compositions and for a consistently fresh approach to established repertoire.
Significant credits include the world premiere of Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio (in separate productions for Opera North and Staatstheater Stuttgart), Der Fliegender Holländer (for Portland Opera), Madama Butterfly (in Anthony Minghella’s production for ENO which earned him an Olivier Award), Cosí fan tutte and the premiere of Dove’s Flight (both for Glyndebourne Festival Opera) and Maria Stuarda (for Stockholm Royal Opera).
Much in demand from ensembles both in the UK and further afield, David Parry is regularly at the helm of orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, City of Birmingham, Halle, Academy of St Martin in the Fields and English Chamber Orchestra.
He has an extensive discography for Chandos and Opera Rara. His recording of Rossini Ermione won a Gramophone Award for best opera 2011.
Garsington Opera (June 2013)
David Parry was on top form in the pit, bringing just the right vigour to the martial episodes and, showing his long experience in Rossini, shading the gentler scenes with unaffected naturalness.Rodney Milnes, Opera Magazine
David Parry’s conducting is exemplary: scarcely an ensemble lapse in three hours.Richard Morrison, The Times
The conductor David Parry lays the groundwork, generating sounds from the pit that underline not only how brilliantly orchestrated the piece is, but also how powerful Rossini can be when kept on a tight rein.Andrew Clark, The Financial Times *****
Maometto Secondo is Garsington’s 12th Rossini opera, an astonishing record. They have been regularly conducted by David Parry, a specialist of the period who upholds his high standard, presiding over strong contributions from Garsington’s chorus of young singers and its own orchestra.George Loomis, The New York Times
English National Opera
Things get off to a good start with conductor David Parry’s punctilious account of the overture; bolstered by his vital handling of the score throughout, the pace never really lets up.George Hall, The Guardian *****
...fine orchestral playing and light, springing pacing of David Parry’s baton.Hilary Finch, The Times
…there was fine conducting from David Parry – elegant, nicely detailed and quietly reminding us that Sullivan’s orchestration is often more subtle and effective than we may assume. An outstanding revival of a great show.Tim Ashley, Opera Magazine
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted with insistent tenacity and considerable force by David Parry, it captured much of the work's rage and neurotic ferocityTim Ashley, Guardian
David Parry conducted the LPO and the Geoffrey Mitchell Choir with a noisy ebullience that was determined to raise the roofRichard Fairman, Financial Times
David Parry’s Repertoire and Discography