BBC Singers: Rameau & Lully reviews

BBC Singers: Rameau & Lully reviews

Reviews of Rameau & Lully – and listen again!

If you missed last month’s collaboration with BBC Singers (and in London, Akademi Dance Company) or if you want to hear it again, you can tune into iPlayer and discover what the critics enjoyed.

“This unusual, but rather brilliant, fusion of musical styles brought to life the vivid colours and visceral rhythms of Rameau’s operas … There are plenty of instances of western and eastern musical fusions, but surely this cross-art combination is more unusual. Yet it’s one that worked rather brilliantly here … It was all underpinned by the sinuous and piquant Academy of Ancient Music, directed by Sofi Jeannin … The unflappable Jeannin brought buoyancy to these sacred scores, while the blended choral sound had a glorious sheen” THE TIMES

“The Academy of Ancient Music responded… with an easy, elegant grace and, when the music demanded it, with an exciting blaze of trumpets and drums.” BACHTRACK

“Sofi Jeannin staged an intoxicating and memorable cultural and artistic fusion with subtle presence and aplomb, and the BBC Singers and the Academy of Ancient Music were resourceful, powerful and delicate”CLASSICAL SOURCE