Conductor Julia Jones delights with Le nozze di Figaro at Oper Wuppertal

16 April 2019

On Sunday, Oper Wuppertal’s new production of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro premiered under the baton of Julia Jones, staged by Joe Hill-Gibbins. The first reviews are in and they agree with the enthusiastic audience reception on opening night:

“Musically the evening leaves nothing to be desired. Julia Jones at the conductor's stand of the Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal delights with a trim sound. Rousingly, Jones opts for [fast] tempi... With great nuance she brings out the depths of the various characters’ emotional outbursts”
Thomas Molke, Online Musik Magazin
“Julia Jones' understanding of Mozart complements the staging. The historically informed General Music Director with her enthrallingly expressive symphony orchestra pits substance against the superficial lustre of the catchy tunes.”
Lars von der Gönna, Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung
“Music worth hearing is coming from the orchestra pit, too. The Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal … shines with nuanced and well-balanced sounds. General Music Director Julia Jones ensures a firm grip, brings out the fine musical structures with meticulous clarity and carefully chooses tempi suitable for the singers. Thanks to this, Mozart’s score, which is full of layers for both orchestra and singers and which adds emotion to the tangle of intrigues, becomes clear and comprehensible.”
Hartmut Sassenhausen, Westdeutsche Zeitung

More information about the remaining performances in May and July can be found here.

Photo credit: Daniel Häker

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