Operawire-Glyndebourne Festival Opera Review 2022: La Bohème

. .  .Jordan de Souza dashed through the early scenes with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, infusing the horseplay then (and at the top of Act four) with verve, offering a highly responsive, sparkling commentary from the pit. The following scenes were handled with tenderness, with sensuous string playing and remarkable warmth in brass and woodwind; de Souza coordinated the challenging ensembles of Act two with ease and elan, keeping the orchestra’s energies under control. In his hands it is music that strives, like a fervently beating heart, against the forces of death and time, rendered with such power in Visser’s vision.

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La Bohème at Glyndebourne 2022 – Review

. . . Canadian conductor Jordan de Souza kept the drama unfolding at a pace with the London Philharmonic Orchestra giving Puccini’s glorious melodies and orchestrations a sense of edge and urgency that can sometimes be subservient to the emotion. The orchestra was matched by the precision of the Glyndebourne Chorus adding a vocal punch to the crowd scenes.

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