review details
 •  October 2002
Mozart · Idomeneo
Nationale Reisopera
  • Montgomery approaches Mozart powerfully

    Montgomery is a real opera conductor, who gives his singers space. The soloists are able to profit from this in every way

    Aad van der Ven, Haagsche Courant, 2/11/02

  • Kenneth Montgomery allows the music in turn sparkle and then caress .... his vision for Mozart is certainly dramatic.

    Frits van der Waa, De Volkskrant, 2/11/02

  • The "Sturm und Drang" is brought out of the Orkest van het Oosten by conductor Kenneth Montgomery underlined with broad, expressionistic strokes.

    Kasper Jansen, NRC Handelsblad, 2/11/02

  • Nevertheless the Reisopera has succeeded in making the majesty and drama of Idomeneo sensitive. Especially from the music side, where there were major cuts made in the score. This feeling was for the greater part suggested by the Orkest van het Oosten and conductor Kenneth Montgomery: from the orchestra we heard a vibrant and expressive reading of this highly colourful music.

    Paul Herruer, Dagblad van het Noorden, 4/11/02

  • The conductor Kenneth Montgomery and the Orkest van het Oosten lay down a firm foundation, not excessively subtle, but with a strikingly dramatic core.

    Thiemo Wind, de Telegraaf, 4/11/02

  • The conductor, Kenneth Montgomery, projected the throbs and thrusts of this impulsive score, but also its tragic timelessness, with
    total mastery.

    Michael Davidson, Opera, 03/03

Close window