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Lucio Silla

” Not for nothing Laurence Equilbey refers to her proximity to Nikolaus Harnoncourt ( ” he was an alchemist ” ) . She managed to unfold a wide array of colours from the historic instruments of the excellent Insula Orchestra and she demonstrates a true passion for music. The evening ends in thunder ingapplause . T his ” Lucio Silla ” could flourish in Vienna . “

 Ernst Strobl – Salzburger Nachrichten

” Insula orchestra played Mozart’s intricate score with élan and sensitivity. The many sforzando and fp markings were meticulously observed and there was admirable attention to orchestral detail. Period brass were excitingly raspy and the strings had a bright sonority which the excellent acoustics of the house displayed to the utmost.” 

“The singers were first-rate, with an outstanding performance from Chiara Skerath as Cinna.”

“Fagioli : His performance was certainly a crowd-pleaser and there was much to admire.”

“Alessandro Liberatore was a revelation.”

“With some excellent chorus singing by the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, especially in the graveyard scene and the stentorian “Il gran Silla” finale, this was in all respects an outstanding ensemble performance. Vienna’s ‘other house’ scored a singular triumph.”

Jonathan Sutherland, Bachtrack

” The Insula orchestra under Laurence Equilbey also makes a stand. From the first bars, the brass grabs you, as do modeled accents in the higher strings.”

The Writing is on the Wall: “Lucio Silla” at Theater an der Wien by Anik LaChev