‘ Harry Fehr’s Buxton staging, vividly designed by Yannis Thavoris and authoritatively conducted by Nicholas Kraemer, makes a surprisingly strong case for this disregarded piece.’ ***** The Guardian [full review]
‘in this dazzling, bold and inventive production we have a novel modern setting under Harry Fehr’s direction.’ ‘ Nicholas Kraemer’s conducting of the Northern Chamber Orchestra was wonderfully alert, bringing out the joyful nuances of Mozart’s youthful score, looking ahead to Così and Figaro.’ The Arts Desk [full review]. Performances run until July 21.
Nicholas Kraemer conducts and Harry Fehr directs a new production of La Finta Giardiniera at The Buxton Festival. Performances take place on July 6, 9, 12, 18 & 21 (m). As part of the Young Artists Programme, Buxton also showcases the talents of soprano Keri Fuge who will be performing in recitals and concerts throughout the festival.
Nicholas Kraemer conducts the Aukland Philharmonia Orchestra for the first time on April 4. His programme comprises Haydn Symphony No 85, Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 with soloist Ilya Gringolts and Beethoven Symphony No 4 Eroica.
“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/
“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
“Kraemer demonstrates Mozartean affinity, whipping up spine-tingling excitement in the splendidly-sung chorus scenes …” The Stage [Idomeneo at Grange Park]
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.
Nicholas Kraemer conducts Idomeneo amid the Greek revival splendour at Grange Park Opera. Performances between June 1, 9, 14, 20, 22, 28 and July 1. Full details at: http://www.grangeparkopera.co.uk/programme-2012/idomeneo.