David Parry in 'immaculate form' for the UK premiere of Jonathan Dove's Marx in London!

16 February 2024

David Parry has received excellent reviews conducting the UK Premiere of Jonathan Dove's Marx in London! in a new production with Scottish Opera directed by Stephen Barlow. 

David is a close collaborator of Dove, having conducted the world premiere of the opera in Bonn in 2018. This follows from other world premieres including 'Flight' at Glyndebourne, 'The Adventures of Pinnochio' at Opera North, 'Mansfield Park' at The Grange Festival and 'Tobias and The Angel' at the Almeida Theatre.

“Conductor David Parry, returning to the work after Bonn, drew a vividly colourful performance from the orchestra, driving rhythms, circular minimalist sequences and triumphant brass.”

David Smythe, Bachtrack

“Across it all, conductor David Parry and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera are in immaculate form in the pit, precision details in the percussion, sparkling wind and brass and terrific ensemble in the strings.” 

Keith Bruce, The Guardian

“David Parry, who also conducted the Bonn premiere, shapes the score with clarity, and orchestra and chorus give their all.”

Simon Thompson, The Times

“Under the baton of frequent interpreter David Parry, [Dove's score] sounds superb.”

Fergus Morgan, Financial Times

“Scottish Opera’s orchestra delivers the score vividly under conductor David Parry’s supple direction.”

David Kettle, The Stage

"Conductor David Parry and the orchestra captured the energetic momentum of the score with brilliance and precision"

Susan Nickalls, Opera Now

Performances continue in Glasgow until the 17th and then in Edinburgh on the 22nd and 24th. Tickets here

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