Anthony Negus, such a wise and visionary conductor, drew consistently fabulous sounds, exciting yet delicate, from a generously complemented orchestra in Longborough’s enviable pit.
The sound is fabulous. from those E–flats welling up in the overture, everything that eddied from the enlarged Longborough orchestra pit had might and bite and urgent momentum, thanks chiefly to Anthony Negus, a Reginald Goodall acolyte and now a… Read the rest of this review and all the other Reviews for the Longborough Rheingold here.
Roderic Dunnett – The Independent
…we gain in overall effect, certainly under the electrifying baton of Anthony Negus,…The orchestra was on stunning form, delicate and sensuous in the spellbinding prelude, ferocious and fearlessin attack in the violent music…(Negus)was so intent on keeping a high rhythmic profile that the music always seemed to be moving fairly fast,…
Michael Tanner – The Spectator
Anthony Negus drew such virtuosity from his players, breathing life into every section of orchestra, bringing out nuances in the score that are often lost when the orchestra is hidden away in a pit. Negus also maintained an excellent balance between the orchestra and singers, no mean feat given the position of the orchestra.
Michael Sinclair – theoperacritic.com
The vastly experienced Anthony Negus’s perceptive conducting (laurels to ‘cellos and clarinets) yielded more than a wonderful ten–hour sensation: rather, a life experience.
Roderic Dunnett – Opera