Nicholas Routley

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Nicholas Routley
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We were led to expect great things from Vivica, and we were not disappointed.

Created: 30 November 2018
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It is so hard to convince an audience which knows this piece inside out that they are listening to it for the first time, but that is what Barenboim achieved for me.

Created: 28 November 2018
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It is difficult to describe the performances in his cycle of Brahms symphonies. I was overwhelmed by the sheer presence of the music, the intense immediacy of the experience.

Created: 28 November 2018
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The Bangalow Music Festival is a jewel in the classical-musical life of the Northern Rivers. Long may it continue.

Created: 16 August 2018
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Musically this performance was an unmitigated delight. But in my opinion the same could not be said of the staging. Lindy Hume is one of Australia’s most well-known, versatile, and lively directors, but even she couldn’t coax drama out of this work.

Created: 23 June 2018
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Alice Oswald describes her text as “a translation of the Iliad’s atmosphere, not its story”. I immediately asked myself, does atmosphere need a translation?

Created: 16 March 2018
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This is not only a beautiful venue with a huge picture window behind the performance area, but possibly the best acoustic in Australia for listening to chamber music for strings.

Created: 12 March 2018
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I wasn’t going to start this review by talking about the music, because it was not the only thing about this show that was magic, but I will take my cue from the audience.

Created: 11 March 2018
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What an experience! It’s physicality was a matter of bodily sensation. If this was the vibe of the Festival, it will certainly go with a bang!

Created: 05 March 2018
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Michael Tippet famously said that to set a text you must first “break the back of the poetry”. I have never seen this done more effectively than in this opera.

Created: 04 March 2018
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