Julia Jones opens 50th Macerata Opera Festival with “dramatic and intimate” Aida

28 July 2014

Julia Jones has opened the 50th Macerata Opera Festival, conducting Verdi’s iconic opera Aida. Directed by the Festival’s artistic director, Francesco Micheli, the production has received top class reviews and so, too, has Julia’s interpretation. Here is what the critics had to say:

“Julia Jones conducted an interpretation which was both intimate and solemn.” - Il Resto del Carlino

“The conductor Julia Jones wanted and knew how to deliver an original and more intimate interpretation, ridding the score of the usual triumphalist clangs in favour of a more dramatic and intense approach.” - Maria Stafania Gelsomini, Cronache Maceratesi

“[This Aida] was very much at the mercy of the score, notable (finally and for once!) for its more dramatic and subtle turning points, thanks largely to the skilful conducting of Julia Jones.” - Filippo Davoli, Cronache Maceratesi

“The conductor Julia Jones quickly established the intimate character of the music.” - Gazetta del Sud

Performances of Aida run until 10th August 2014. To find out more about the production and the festival and to book tickets click here.

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