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Seen and Heard International

“A proficient, no-nonsense conductor, with excellent baton technique and a clear commitment to giving every cue in the score … her ability to stay in control of these complex works was always impressive.”

Limelight Magazine

“The lively and innovative Australian conductor Kelly Lovelady held a diverse evening together with her wide-ranging musical skills … Evident in this piece (as in everything during the concert) was her ability to fine-tune an orchestra like a well-trained piano accompanist, following her soloists with great skill and offering support at every turn.”

Musical Pointers

“The most enjoyable concert of our sampling of the City of London Festival has been one of American and Australian music by a new orchestra of Australian Londoners … The group which debuted last night was welded into a real entity by its founder conductor Kelly Lovelady, one of two bright stars of the night. She led the music sensitively with good ensemble and a feeling that everyone was listening to each other. Her rapport with her players and with soloist Emma Pearson was a delight.”

Seen and Heard International

“What was not in doubt was the quality of the performers on show throughout this Winter Prom … perfectly balanced against the Tait Chamber Orchestra, unfussily and sympathetically conducted– here and elsewhere– by Kelly Lovelady.”

Australian Stage

“Kelly Lovelady is both a cultural ambassador for Australia and a campaigner for recognition for Australian artists abroad … Ruthless Jabiru is a brilliant company.”

The Australian Times

“The skill and professionalism of this orchestra, and of its founder and principal conductor Kelly Lovelady, was clearly evident throughout … a remarkable and moving performance.”

 

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Unconventional new company Gothic Opera launches with atmospheric vampire story this Hallowe’en

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London, 25 September 2019

Gothic Opera, a brand new London opera company, is set to launch its first season this Hallowe’en with an atmospheric, vibrant and irreverent production of Der Vampyr by Heinrich Marschner. Taking the dark, eerie intensity of gothic fiction as its starting point, Gothic Opera is dedicated to rarely-performed and atmospheric operatic works, and is committed to opening opera up to new audiences, hoping to inspire people to come and experience opera in unusual, characterful and spooky spaces.
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