Rave reviews for Laurence Equilbey’s staged performance of Mozart’s early opera Lucio Sillia

15 Aug 2016

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Laurence Equilbey’s staged performance of Mozart’s early opera Lucio Sillia harvests further outstanding reviews, this month in Gramophone and Opera Magazine.

In Gramophone, Peter Quantrill, who saw the performance on live.philharmoniedeparis.fr, hailed “a scintillating if not swiftly paced" performance and further added that “Equilbey brings a choral trainer's zeal for accents on the button to her period-instrument orchestra and restlessly inventive harpsichord continuo."

Brian Robins, who watched the performance at the Versailles opera, wrote: "[...] the real heroes of the evening were Laurence Equilbey and her Insula orchestra, who produced lithe, strongly muscled playing that never stepped outside stylistic bounds, while at the same time paying due homage to the Italianate lyricism so deeply imbibed by the young Mozart."