Rory Macdonald, meanwhile, conducts with great energy and passion, and the playing and choral singing are first rate.
Tim Ashley, The Guardian****
The conductor Rory Macdonald relished all the detail of Puccini’s masterly orchestration, supported the soloists with emphatic rubato, and got terrific playing and singing from the chorus and orchestra. I have not seen a finer ‘Bohème’ at Glyndebourne than this festival-worthy performance.
Hugh Canning, Opera Magazine
…the most enjoyable Bohème I’ve seen… an absolutely heart-breaking young cast without a weak link, thrilling chorus and the orchestra all shining under Rory McDonald… this performance revealed exactly why it is an evergreen masterpiece in the right hands. Musically everything worked.
Hugh Canning, Twitter
Rory Macdonald conducted the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra with energy, maintaining the forward momentum as well as eliciting the rich lyricism of Puccini’s luscious scoring.
Nick Boston, Bachtrack****
… a performance that’s always very well conducted with subtle-sensuous orchestral sounds, the liveliness absolutely together.
David Nice, The Arts Desk****
Performances continue on the Glyndebourne Tour until 26th November.