"John Wilson worked miracles in the pit..." - reviews from Glyndebourne Opera Festival


John made his debut at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival this summer conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Massenet’s Cendrillon. John’s conducting received critical praise:

“...the London Philharmonic Orchestra found the necessary je ne sais quoi and gave a majestic reading of Massenet’s kaleidoscopic score, deftly conjured by the conductor John Wilson.” The Times

“…the London Philharmonic orchestra under John Wilson made sure the action zipped along.” The Telegraph

"John Wilson worked miracles in the pit. Massenet's score can be heavy in places, yet Wilson made sure his singers were never swamped, aided by Glyndebourne's superb acoustics and the dreamy playing of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. If you can take the Freudian psychoanalysis, this staging casts quite a spell." Bachtrack

“John Wilson conducts a light and efficient reading of Massenet’s colourful score. He doesn’t linger on the orchestral details, all beautifully rendered by the London Philharmonic, and restrains the dynamics, putting the music to the service of the stage action, and perfectly complementing Shaw’s evocative fairytale world.” Arts Desk

“There’s top-quality playing from the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the pit, while conductor John Wilson makes an endless delight of the enchanting candyfloss score; and there’s enough magic and fairy dust in the show’s visuals and its overall execution to keep the children in us all happy ever after.” The Stage

Florence Eves