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.
Lost Generation: Schulhoff / Ullmann / Tauský
English Chamber Orchestra (Gramola)
In David Parry's recording with the English Chamber Orchestra, his tangy Double Concerto is crisply realised.Anna Picard, The Independent
The playing of the ECO under David Parry is, it must be said, marvellously sensitive and mutually responsive between the different orchestral voices, and in the Scherzo, the fugal Largo and, especially, the short but robust Rondo-Finale sections the intimacy and concentration of the chamber music original are less missed… The soloists’, conductor’s and orchestra’s responsive, idiomatic interpretations and outstanding playing of this unusually rich and interesting selection of unfamiliar but valuable works and the excellent recording quality makes this CD one to b wholeheartedly recommended.Michael Graubart, Tempo Magazine (May 2013)
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
David Parry’s merry musicians keep Offenbach’s score sparklingGeoff Brown, The Times
Sams’s staging is as colourful and energetic as David Parry’s conductingRupert Christiansen, The Telegraph [4 ****]
David Parry and his Orchestra were on inspired formDavid Mellor, The Mail on Sunday
Il Pirata Recording
Beginning with the tremendously vigorous Overture, David Parry does much to animate this earthbound drama.Roger Pines, International Record Review
David Parry keeps the dramatic temperature highHugh Canning, The Sunday Times [CD of the week]
the music, stylishly conducted by David ParryAndrew Clark, The Financial Times
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