John Beswick conducts with great spirit and
Philip Radcliffe for
Manchester Theatre Awards - SCO The Marriage of Figaro, April
Under John Beswick's precise control, the effervescent
character of the music was perfectly captured
Gareth Jones in In Suffolk - SCO The Marriage
of Figaro, April 2014
The most remarkable achievement was the arrangement, by musical
director John Beswick, of Mozart's score... Beswick's ingenuity ensured that no
orchestral nuance or tone colour was missed...
Huddersfield Examiner - SCO The Magic Flute, March
...conductor John Beswick finds some Kurt Weill-style acerbity
to undercut the score's oozing sweetness.
Nick Kimberley in The London Evening Standard - Pimlico Opera
Les Misérables, March 2007
Rossini's score sparkles under John Beswick's baton... I
haven't enjoyed a Barber as much in years.
Hugh Canning in The Sunday Times - Pimlico Opera Barber of
Seville, October 2006
John Beswick conducts with pace and precision
and kept a
firm hold on the ensemble.
Davies in Opera Magazine - Pimlico Opera Barber of Seville, September
Congratulations to the show's conductor, John
Michael Portillo in
The New Statesman - Pimlico Opera Chicago, March 2006
...the sassy, zippy, Twenties-style music is complicated stuff,
full of rapid syncopations. It comes across loud, clear and pungent under John
John Amis in The Tablet
- Pimlico Opera Chicago, March 2006
Pimlico Opera, at The Lowry, proved that Donizetti's The Elixir
Of Love is the classic happy-ending love story, full of tunes and bouncy
rhythms and completely timeless. That is due to good conducting from John
Beswick and playing from his orchestra...
Manchester Evening News - Pimlico Opera Elixir of Love, October
Music director John Beswick keeps everyone firmly on
George Hall in The
Guardian - Pimlico Opera Assassins March 2005
John Beswick conducted with calm authority.
Oldham Chronicle - Crystal Clear Opera Madame
Butterfly, October 2002
...we were privileged to hear good conducting by John
John Deredita, New
London CT - London City Opera Carmen, February