20 Dec 2019
The Guardian has selected our performance of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini at the BBC Proms as one of their top 10 classical music events of 2019. The performance from the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique was the culmination of five consecutive performances of Berlioz’s music at the Proms from the MCO and was met with a resounding response from both public and press.
“The technical challenges [of the semi-staging] were all formidably met in playing and singing of tremendous precision and often hair-raising exuberance. Gardiner conducted with almost ferocious energy … It was impossible not to be swept away by it all.”