Reviews

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"All that is brilliantly supported by five instrumentalists from the Britten Sinfonia, immaculately conducted by Michael Papadopoulos."​

Richard Morrison, The Times

"Alexandra Lowe gave a serious star-is-born performance as Pierrot, sending her elegant, sensuous soprano skittering, rasping and swooning over the shot-silk sonorities that flickered up from the Britten Sinfonia and Michael Papadopoulos in the pit. The audience, naturally enough, exploded."

Richard Bratby, The Spectator

"Michael Papadopoulos's conducting of the excellent Britten Sinfonia is also highly impressive,"

Sam Smith, Opera Online

"Michael Papadopoulos conducted with a sure hand, and the reduced forces of the Britten Sinfonia responded with perfectly judged playing."

"[Soprano Alexandra Lowe] was supported throughout by Papadopoulos' faultless conducting"

Keith McDonnell, MusicOMH

"The score...is superbly delivered."​

"Having lost track of the plot, [I] focused my admiration on conductor Michael Papadopoulos's flawless account (with members of the ROH orchestra) of Weill's divinely decadent score."

Mark Valencia, Bachtrack

"Michael Papadopoulos directs a really stylish quartet of strings from the harpsichord - their raw, rhetorical attack almost an assault in this confined space."

Alexandra Coghlan, The Telegraph

"Upping the intensity from the harpsichord, placed at the back of the stage, is the musical director Michael Papadopoulos, whose four string players (on modern instruments, with little vibrato) are full of expressive power."

Rebecca Franks, The Times

"Musically it's immaculately controlled"

Michael Church, inews

"Papadopoulos's conducting in Mavra is crisp...the Britten Sinfonia play wonderfully well for him."

Tim Ashley, The Guardian

"Under Michael Papadopoulos a virtuoso contingent from the ROH Orchestra injected a sense of apocalyptic terror into one of Weill's finest scores."​

Richard Morrison, The Times

"It was an amazing display, cooly controlled by Michael Papadopoulos."​

Nicholas Kenyon, The Telegraph

"Conductor Michael Papadopoulos gets high energy playing out of his stripped-down Royal Opera ensemble"

Richard Fairman, Financial Times

"All this stimulates the mind, but it touches the heart too because the singers and wonderful ROH orchestra under Michael Papadopoulos reveal the tender warmth beneath the brittle sarcasm of Weill's score."​

Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph

"[Michael Papadopoulos and the players of the ROH orchestra] did justice to Weill's fragmented lyricism, dissonances and rhythmic angularity.""​

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

"...with conductor Michael Papadopoulos keeping Weill's popular dance rhythms bouncing provocatively along."​

George Hall, The Stage

"Wake-Edwards dares us to look away as she bares all musically, egged on by conductor Michael Papadopoulos."​

Alexandra Coghlan, The Independent

"The panache was the thing; both artists have it in spades, and Papadopoulos got the orchestra to support them to the hilt."​

"Totally accomplished JPYAP conductor Michael Papadopoulos"

David Nice, The Arts Desk

"JPYA conductor Michael Papadopoulos led a confident account of the Donizetti, beautifully following the ebb and flow of the score."​

Kevin Ng, Bachtrack

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