“always inspirational” – John Wilson’s debut at English National Opera

©  Tristram Kenton

© Tristram Kenton

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.

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