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Dido’s Ghost – Edinburgh International Festival – Vox Carnyx Review

Ken Walton, Vox Carnyx

“At the emotional heart of Dido’s Ghost, however, is Matthew Brook’s towering portrayal of Aeneas, which, with Wallen’s and Stace’s evocative writing, invests in the character a human depth that Purcell opted not to explore to any great extent in his own opera.”

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Dido’s Ghost – World Premiere at the Barbican – Vox Carnyx

Keith Bruce, Vox Carnyx

“It is desirable beyond argument that Dido’s Ghost becomes a repertoire work.… Dunedin stalwart Matthew Brook has never been better than he is here… Nardus Williams as the supportive Belinda is also a powerful presence, and Scots mezzo Allison Cook is fearsome as Lavinia…”

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Passio with Hebrides Ensemble – Live on BBC Radio 3 – Vox Carnyx Review

Keith Bruce, Vox Carnyx

“All this is beautifully measured in this performance, conducted by William Conway of the Hebrides Ensemble…”

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Matthew Passion – Online Broadcast – Vox Carnyx Review

Keith Bruce, Vox Carnyx

“This is Butt’s Bach scholarship made flesh in a way that anyone coming to the work for the first time will instantly appreciate… “

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How Lonely Sits the City – Online Broadcast – Vox Carnyx Review

Keith Bruce, Vox Carnyx

“… Dunedin has never sounded better, and that is a high bar to reach.”

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Nature’s Voice – Online Broadcast – Vox Carnyx Review

Keith Bruce, Vox Carnyx

“If [Rowan Pierce] was the obvious star turn of the concert – just as assured in Handel’s ‘Hush, ye pretty warbling choir’, from Acis and Galatea, and the closing ‘Sweet Bird’, from L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato – there was quality everywhere in the ensemble.”

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