“always inspirational” – John Wilson’s debut at English National Opera
John made his debut at English National Opera on 11 October 2018, conducting Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. John’s conducting was widely praised in the press, as highlighted below:
★★★★ “With the always inspirational John Wilson conducting the ENO orchestra, the music was in lively hands.” Financial Times
"It is brilliantly conducted by John Wilson. This is a repertoire he knows inside out, and his passionate advocacy of Gershwin’s idiom...elicits world-class performances from the orchestra and from the international “ensemble”, who sing their hearts out in the big choral scene." Times
★★★★ "John Wilson, in his first conducting gig for ENO, keeps rhythms pliant, speeds brisk but not too fast, allowing the hit-you-between-the-ears choruses breadth and grandeur." Guardian
“It pleases the eye, and delivers knock-out choruses, sassy orchestral playing under conductor John Wilson, and heart-warming renditions of the big melodies such as “Summertime”. So a hit is pretty well guaranteed.” Telegraph
The performances continue until 17 November 2018.