Lohengrin / Royal Opera House

Over this coolly calculated staging an inspiring glow of light and warmth shines from the orchestra pit by the baton of Andris Nelsons.

Financial TimesRichard Fairman

Wagner conducting of this quality, so well-paced and richly involving, gloriously played and sung by the Royal Opera orchestra and a bolstered chorus, does not come round often. Elsa certainly finds a Wagnerian champion down there.

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Lohengrin / Royal Opera House

The Act 1 Prelude – an evocation of The Grail – was played with the curtain down and the house lights half up, gauzy strings shimmering and beautifully gradated ...