June 29, 2012
See Robert Howarth conducting Worthy is the Lamb from the Kirsten Flagstad Festival, Hamar, Norway http://www.ostlendingen.no/hamar-dagblad/worthy-is-the-lamb-1.7404181 described by the Hamar Daglbad critic as ‘the best Hallelujiah chorus I have ever heard’ . Review at http://www.ostlendingen.no/hamar-dagblad/tidenes-halleluja-i-hamar-1.7404178
“Harry Fehr proves that it is far from necessary to utilise a single mobile phone or video projection to produce a conceptually clever, brilliantly dynamic and ultimately relevant evening for a twenty-first century audience …” Music OMH
“This hidden gem of a production, tucked away in a London park, is the best thing I have seen all year … the entire opera unfolds in the manner of an eighteenth-century Truman Show. It is a brilliant idea, apt yet unsettling, and it succeeds on every level … this production of Cosi fan tutte is a total triumph …” Classical Source
“Perceptive details are equally abundant in Harry Fehr’s bone-china staging of Cosi fan tutte.” The Independent
“This is a polished and pacey display, buffed to perfection by director Harry Fehr” The Stage
Further performances at Opera Holland Park to July 7 – http://www.operahollandpark.com/
“Beechams’s famous recording is more than 50 years old, and this new one, from Naxos has splendid modern sound, a thrilling choir and orchestra, and, in David Hill, a conductor no less devoted to Delius than his more celebrated predecessor” Classical CD of the Week, The Sunday Times, 10 June 2012.
“David Hill’s impressive new recording with his Bach Choir (in the original German) boasts confident, ardent choral singing and orchestral playing, and a strong solo team. “ **** BBC Music Magazine
“David Hill launches the opening O du mein Wille! with terrific gusto, the chorus and orchestra responding with thrilling impulse and intensity… it is good to welcome such a stirring and perceptive interpretation of [Delius’] work.” ***** The Telegraph
June 12, 2012
“Harry Fehr proves that it is far from necessary to utilise a single mobile phone or video projection to produce a conceptually clever, brilliantly dynamic and ultimately relevant evening for a twenty-first century audience. … This Così fan tutte may be a laugh a minute, but it is also remarkably bitter sweet, and all the more effective for being so.” Music OMH **** – http://www.musicomh.com/opera/ohp-cosi_0612.htm . ” This is a polished and pacey display, buffed to perfection by Harry Fehr. “ The Stage http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/36448/cosi-fan-tutte
June 11, 2012
Take a look at director Harry Fehr’s new website – http://www.harryfehr.com/ which includes a wealth of images and casting details of his productions to date.
June 8, 2012
“Kraemer demonstrates Mozartean affinity, whipping up spine-tingling excitement in the splendidly-sung chorus scenes …” The Stage [Idomeneo at Grange Park]
June 5, 2012
Stage Director Harry Fehr’s production of Cosi fan Tutte for Opera Holland Park, London opens on June 8 with further performances on June 13, 16, 18, 21, 24(m), July 4 & 7. Full details … Coming up are Harry’s productions of Cendrillon for Blackheath Halls Community Opera; Craig Armstong’s The Lady of the Sea at the Edinburgh Festival and Die Fliegende Holländer for Scottish Opera.