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Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence at Mariinsky Theater with London Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Ulster Orchestra, Oulu Sinfonia, KMH Symfoniorkester, Urals Youth Symphony Orchestra, Jersey Symphony Orchestra, West Green House Opera and Chelsea Opera Group.
As assistant to Valery Gergiev, Daniel Harding, Gustavo Dudamel, Gianandrea Noseda and Vladimir Jurowski prepearing such orchestras as Rotterdam Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and New Japan Philharmonic amongst others.
Reviews & Press
Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence
‘The orchestra, under the baton of Oliver Zeffman, sounded transparent and weightless throughout, supplementing and colouring the story and only releasing their full force at the most important climaxes of the action.’
‘De-ly directed by Jack Furness, and singing from memory, the singers interact sometimes subtly, elsewhere with crushing intensity that gives literal meaning to the phrase ‘if looks could kill’...As for Lauren Fagan, playing the humiliated wife for whom a taste of real love catalyses her one act of defiance, she achieves a small miracle: dispelling memories of how Barbara Hannigan sang and acted in the premiere...Terrific supporting performances, too, from Bethan Langford and Nick Pritchard...Zeffman revels in the score’s jagged climaxes and spine-chillingly eerie textures. No more UK performances, sadly, but a massive fundraising effort did enable these performers to give the Russian premiere of Benjamin’s masterpiece in St Petersburg on Sunday.’