Julia Jones makes "impressive debut" at Seattle Opera

10 May 2017

British conductor Julia Jones made her debut at Seattle Opera in May 2017 with Mozart's The Magic Flute to highly complimentary reviews:

"There’s a new conductor in the orchestra pit — the excellent Julia Jones, in her company debut — who gracefully supports the singers while crisply illuminating the score with all of its humor and pathos." (Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times)

"British conductor Julia Jones gave an impressive debut. ... Her lively tempi in the overture set the tone for a spirited rendering, and her gestures were magnanimous and graceful." (Erica Miner, Bachtrack)

"The 2011 production sparkles even more this time around thanks to ... the crisp conducting of Julia Jones." (Alice Kaderlan, Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

"British conductor Julia Jones makes her debut here before heading to the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, to conduct another Magic Flute. Under her sure hand the orchestra gave us clean, fresh, lively Mozart with nuance and support for the singers." (Philippa Kiraly, City Arts)

Performances in Seattle run until 21 May 2017. Julia previously conducted The Magic Flute at opera houses including Wiener Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where she returns in September to revive the work.

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