John Beswick

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John Beswick conducts with great spirit and alertness.
Philip Radcliffe for Manchester Theatre Awards - SCO The Marriage of Figaro, April 2014

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 2008

...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.
Magaret Davies in Opera Magazine - Pimlico Opera Barber of Seville, September 2006

Congratulations to the show's conductor, John Beswick....
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 Beswick...
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 2005

Music director John Beswick keeps everyone firmly on message.
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 Beswick...
John Deredita, New London CT - London City Opera Carmen, February 2001

 

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