Stuart Hutchinson - Press Reviews
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STREET SCENE (Weill) - Theater des Westens, Berlin

'Music and drama were drawn together with clarity by Stuart Hutchinson who obtained disciplined but passionate playing from the orchestra...'
Die Zeit

OLIVER! - NYMT/Royal Opera/Sadler's Wells Theatre

'Excellent choral singing and decent playing from the Wren Orchestra reflect credit on music director Stuart Hutchinson.'
Martin Hoyle/The Times

IL MONDO DELLA LUNA (Haydn) - Morley Opera, London

'Stuart Hutchinson works wonders with the London Haydn Orchestra, whose crisp and spirited way with the score keeps events on the boil.'
David Blewitt/The Stage

IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO (Cimarosa) - Royal Academy of Music, London

'Stuart Hutchinson conducted with laudable brio and sensitivity....'
Alan Blyth/The Daily Telegraph

'... fizzing ensembles... the orchestra played creditably for their demanding conductor Stuart Hutchinson...'
Robert Henderson/Opera

'If the Royal Academy took a calculated risk, it paid off most handsomely last night. Few excuses needed to be made for immaturities of singing or playing. Stuart Hutchinson, the conductor and his coaches, had insisted upon style.'
Christopher Grier/The Evening Standard

'Stuart Hutchinson conducts a lively band of players and wisely makes no concessions.'
Hilary Finch/The Times

THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Weill) - Scottish Opera

'... the punchy playing of Mr. Hutchinson's excellent band...'
Raymond Monelle/Opera

'Simply, it's terrific. A superb overture opens...the cabaret style is in tact. Orchestra, bristling with sax and guitar necks, produce a spot-on sleaziness that is a start-to-finish delight. Stuart Hutchinson conducts the style shifts with apparent ease, providing solid support for the singers...'
Janice Galloway/The Observer

ASPECTS OF LOVE (Lloyd-Webber) Premiere Production - Prince of Wales Theatre

'The score, trimly conducted on this occasion by Stuart Hutchinson...'
Arthur Jacobs/Opera

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY (Weill) - Morley Opera

'It was a good punchy production, as was the music itself, conducted by Stuart Hutchinson with good, firm, springy rhythms and a sure feel for the way in which Weill absorbs cafe-like intonation into this fully-fledged operatic span.'
Geoffrey Norris/The Daily Telegraph

'The score... is vivdly projected under Stuart Hutchinson's direction.'
Paul Driver/The Financial Times

POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO (Dominick Argento) - British Premiere
London International Opera Festival, New Theatre, Strand, London

'Stuart Hutchinson conducted with effective force.'
Paul Driver/The Financial Times

DUNSTAN AND THE DEVIL/THE HAPPY PRINCE (Williamson) - Morley Opera

'Stuart Hutchinson conducted both pieces with a keen ear for Williamson’s fluent, often witty writing.'
Alan Blyth/The Financial Times

LES DEUX JOURNEES (Cherubini) - Morley Opera,
Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre, London

'... a lively performance... the orchestra played supportively under the conducting of Stuart Hutchinson.'
Frank Granville-Barker/The Stage

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Carl Davis) World Premiere
Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London

'... with accompaniment under Stuart Hutchinson's spirited direction...'
Arthur Jacobs/Opera

SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE (Ballanchine Ballet - ON YOUR TOES)
Palace Theatre, London

'Stuart Hutchinson conducted a bracing performance... lively and intelligent.'
Arthur Jacobs/Classical Music Magazine