“Fresh, fizzy and vibrant” - Tobias Ringborg’s conducting makes Elixir of Love bubble with life

1 March 2016

In his return to Opera North, Swedish conductor Tobias Ringborg impresses yet again with precision, control, and his agile and vibrant interpretations.
He previously conducted Opera North’s Don Giovanni and Macbeth to critical acclaim.


Tobias Ringborg’s conducting is fresh, fizzy and vibrant enough to suggest that those Vespas still have plenty of miles on the clock yet.
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian ****

The Opera North Orchestra is appropriately agile and sensitive, capturing the effervescence of the music under conductor Tobias Ringborg. This is a production which still bubbles with life, in spite of its age.
Richard Wilcocks, bachtrack ****

Finally, conductor Tobias Ringborg ensured the orchestra provided an overall sense of drive throughout as well as holding the whole performance together with musical precision.
John Leeman, Seen and Heard International

Conductor Tobias Ringborg keeps a light touch whilst exercising perfect control over the many animated ensembles.
Ronald Simpson, Huddersfield Examiner *****

... the pep of Opera North’s orchestra, conducted with dash and precision by Tobias Ringborg, who is Swedish.
Geoff Brown, The Times

Not only the solo arias, but the ensemble pieces are balanced beautifully with conductor Tobias Ringborg’s deft orchestral accompaniment from the pit and Opera North’s chorus skilfully contribute to the spectacle by their individual vignettes and glorious collective sound.
Tom Tollett, The State of the Arts


Following L’Elisir d’Amore performances in Newcastle (3 March), Nottingham (10 March) and Manchester (17 March), Tobias Ringborg conducts Garsington Opera’s Idomeneo, which also features fellow Rayfield Allied artist Caitlin Hulcup.

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