"A real coup for the company": Tobias Ringborg's debut at the State Opera of South Australia with Madama Butterfly

19 November 2019

Conductor Tobias Ringborg has received some excellent reviews for his Australian debut, Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the State Opera of South Australia. He conducts the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra with performances running until 23 November. Click here to watch Tobias discuss his own thoughts on the production, or for more information please see here.

“Puccini’s music is delivered with exceptional beauty by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra under noted Swedish conductor Tobias Ringborg.”
Graham Strahle, The Australian
“As always, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra provides highly sympathetic accompaniment, conducted by Tobias Ringborg, making his Australian debut and in what must be seen as a real coup for the company.”
Brett Allen-Bayes, Limelight Magazine
“an inspiring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra under Swedish Tobias Ringborg.”
Brian Angus, Bachtrach
“Ringborg breathes with his singers, intuitive and alert to the nuance of the score.”
Ewart Shaw, The Advertiser
“Of course, there is no opera without the orchestra and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra does not disappoint. Every nuance of one of Puccini’s finest scores is there, thanks to the conductor Tobias Ringborg.”
Barry Hill, Stage Whispers
“…the excellent Adelaide Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tobias Ringborg.”
Katherine Arguile, In Daily
“The orchestra came to life under the guidance of Tobias Ringborg in a way I have not heard this group of talented musicians come together before. The nuance of the vision of Ringborg brought the orchestra to life in a journey that underpinned the action on the stage and carried, and married, with the orchestra to make Puccini magic. The romanticism and emotional turmoil with which Puccini imbued his work was evident from the moment Ringborg lifted his baton..”
Adrian Barnes, Glam Adelaide
“The star, in a way, was the orchestra, which did justice to Puccini’s magnificent score. Swedish conductor Tobias Ringborg, making his Australian début, led the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.”
Peter Rose, Australian Book Review

Later this season Ringborg conducts Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers in Malmö and Verdi’s Un giorno di regno at Garsington Opera. Read more here.

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