REVIEWS - Gianluca Marcianò

 
GIANLUCA MARCIANO AND THE BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WERE ALL A VITAL PART OF THE EVENING'S SUCCESS: THEY MASTERED ENERGY AND BRIGHTNESS WHEN NEEDED, BUT ALSO ENSURED THAT THE DELICACY AND SHEER GOOD TASTE OF TCHAIKOVSKY'S ORCHESTRAL, WRITING WAS ALWAYS BEFORE US.
OPERA, SEPTEMBER 2015
 
 
 
Gianluca Marcianò
 
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SEPTEMBER 2019/ANNA BROSNAN/NORTHAMPTON CHRONICLE&ECHO

"(...) Under the commanding baton of Gianluca Marcianò, the RPO took its audience on a tour of some favourite works by Tchaikovsky, namely Eugene Onegin: Polonaise and Letter Scene, Symphony No. 5 and the Romeo and Juliet Overture mentioned above.(...)"

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DON CARLO/JUNE 2019/FIONA MADDOCKS/THE GUARDIAN
 
"(...)Gianluca Marcianò conducted with pace and insight, persuading the orchestra of English National Opera to show their best Italianate fervour.(...)"
 
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DON CARLO/JUNE 2019/ROBERT HUGILL/PLANET HUGILL

"(...) In the pit, Gianluca Marcianò prized the impetus and impulse of this final version of the opera, and he and the orchestra kept the drama moving without ever making us feel rushed. The orchestra was on top form, thrilling in the big moments yet able to scale things back and the performance never threatened to overbalance what is essentially an intimate account of Verdi's grandest opera.(...)"

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UN BALLO IN MASCHERA/JUNE 2018/CLAIRE SEYMOUR/OPERA TODAY
 
"(...)Marcianò wrings every ounce of drama from the score, from the quietest motivic and coloristic gestures to the most terrifying monumental climaxes, and he paces the drama discerningly;(...)"
 
 
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA/JUNE 2018/MATTHEW RYE/BACHTRACK
 
"(...)Gianluca Marcianò, who has virtually become Grange Park's house conductor in the Italian repertoire, was able to put his trust in the ENO Orchestra's inbuilt experience in accompanying singers, allowing them the space to shine. The recessed pit helpfully tamed some of the brashness of Verdi's orchestration, which its incessant piccolo (and I write as a one-time piccolo player) and brassy interjections, and Marcianò not only drew out the score's sonic subtleties but also paced its almost Shakespearean interplay of light and dark with admirable expertise.
 
 
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA/JUNE 2018/PETER REED/CLASSICAL SOURCE
 
"(...)Verdi's music, though, has one of his most beautiful and flexible melodies, uses a very deliberate counterpoint to express the assassins' machinations and has a sequence of outstanding ensembles. Gianluca Marcianò, with the ENO Orchestra, judges the score without any sense of exaggeration, always focusing on the love-tangle. He releases some very idiomatic blasts of Verdian flair, but he and his players are even more impressive in isolating and supporting the leads.(...)"
 
 
TOSCA/JUNE2017/RICHARD FAIRMAN/FINANCIAL TIMES
 
“Gianluca Marcianò fired up the BBC Concert Orchestra in the pit.”
 
TOSCA/JUNE 2017/MELANIE ESKENAZI/MusicOMH
 
“That sparkle was in fine form under the baton of Gianluca Marciano, who led the BBC Concert Orchestra in a festival standard performance, bringing out all the contrasts between lyricism and starkness which are so strong in Puccini’s score.”

TOSCA/JUNE 2017/BARRY MILLINGTON/EVENING STANDARD
 
“The BBC Concert Orchestra played admirably under Gianluca Marciano.”
 
TOSCA/JUNE 2017/DAVID KARLIN/BACHTRACK
 
“Gianluca Marcianò drew accurate, spirited playing, with good sense of pace, plenty of nicely turned woodwind phrases and fine Puccinian string sweep.”
 
TOSCA/JUNE 2017/GEORGE HALL/THE STAGE
 
“In the pit Gianluca Marciano conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in an efficient account of the score that allows some of its potency to register.”
 
NABUCCO/OCTOBER 2015/MIRIAM PERANDONES/PLAYS TO SEE
 
“The skilled musical direction of the young Italian conductor Gianluca Marcianò offered a version restrained in tempi and, at the same time, very powerful”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AL BUSTAN FESTIVAL/MAY 2017/HENRIETTA BREDIN/OPERA MAGAZINE
 
“The artistic director, appointed in 2010, is the unstoppably inventive, crackingly energetic, multilingual, unblushingly enthusiastic and seemingly tireless Italian conductor Gianluca Marcianò.”
 
AL BUSTAN FESTIVAL/APRIL 2015/MAYA JAGGI/THE GUARDIAN
 
“An intimate concert performance of Bellini’s Norma held an audience spellbound”
 
AL BUSTAN FESTIVAL/MAY 2016/PAUL DU QUENOY/CONCERTO NET
 
“A cosmopolitan combnation of artistic forces gathered for this performance… Gianluca Marcianò led a rousing performance from the talented youn musicians of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia.”
 
AL BUSTAN FESTIVAL/JUNE 2015/GEORGE LOOMIS/OPERA MAGAZINE
 
“Marcianò, who observed the standard cuts, gave the music style and shape”
 
SAMSON AND DALIA/JUNE 2015/DAVID KARLIN/BACHTRACK
 
“The strongest witnesses in favour were the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gianluca Marcianò, who played out of their skins, revealing Saint- Saëns’ score to be a treasure trove: lush, full of variety, opulent to the point of decadence. The variety of orchestral sounds is greater than any I’ve heard from music prior to the twentieth century, and the music is awash with melody.”
 
SAMSON AND DALIA/JUNE 2015/GEORGE HALL/THE GUARDIAN
 
“Gianluca Marcianò conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in a compelling realisation of the score”
 
SAMSON AND DALIA/JUNE 2015/PETER REED/CLASSICAL SOURCE
 
“Samson et Dalila is a numbers opera, with clearly defined choruses, arias and ensembles, but Gianluca Marcianò conducted it with such sweep and momentum that you were barely aware of its conventionalism.”
 
DON CARLO/JULY 2016/HUGH CANNING/SUNDAY TIMES
 
“It’s decently conducted by Gianluca Marcianò and well played by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra”
 
DON CARLO/JUNE 2016/DAVID KARLIN/BACHTRACK
 
“The support from Gianluca Marcianò and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra was superb, as it had been all evening: rhythmic drive was solid, melodic accompaniments elegantly crafted, the power in the music always there below the surface and occasionally bursting through in full glory.”
 
DON CARLO/JUNE 2016/MELANIE ESKENAZI/MusicOMH
 
“Gianluca Marcianò directed the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with his customary flair, giving sympathetic guidance to the singers and obtaining warmly phrased playing.”
 
DON CARLO/JUNE 2016/ROBERT CHRISTIANSEN/TELEGRAPH
 
“Gianluca Marciano is the primary asset: his astute conducting of the stalwart Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is warmly phrased and tautly paced without overwhelming the singers, all of whom need his support to overcome the considerable vocal challenges. This is an opera of grandly conceived confrontations that rises to several climaxes, but Marciano always keeps the bigger picture in mind, rendering even the bizarre last scene, with its dying romantic fall and final explosion of melodrama, credible and moving.”
 
 
SUONI DAL GOLFO/NOVEMBER 2017/MICHAEL CHURCH COLUMN/BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
 
“Marciano’s orchestra was good and turned in an impressive open-air Scheherazade that finished as the chimes of midnight struck. A seaside success.”
 
SUONI DAL GOLFO/SEPTEMBER 2017/ED VULLIAMY/THE GUARDIAN
 
“Shelley, a music lover and revolutionary poet, would have savoured this festival and its ethos”
 
SUONI DAL GOLFO/SEPTEMBER 2017/MICHAEL WHITE/CATHOLIC HERALD
 
“It has unquestionable magic, bathed in moonlight as the final bars of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade edged towards the early hours of the morning accompanied by the soft wash of the tide”
 
SUONI DAL GOLFO/SEPTEMBER 2017/ED VULLIAMY/LIGURITUTTI
 
“It was indeed “mesmerising” and made us tremble, as Marcianò and his festival intended.”
 
SUONI DAL GOLFO/SEPTEMBER 2017/TOBY GUISE/REACTION
 
“The result is a youth orchestra of exceptional quality. Deployed with minimal rehearsal time to non-professional facilities, it produces commanding performances of big pieces matching the festival’s Romantic theme.”
 
EUGENE ONEGIN/JULY 2015/SAM SMITH/MusicOMH
 
“Conducting the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Gianluca Marcianò brings clarity and a pleasing variety of hues to the score, while the excellent chorus feels very much in the right zone for tackling this masterpiece of the Russian operatic repertoire.”
 
EUGENE ONEGIN/JULY 2015/ROBERT HUGILL/PLANET HUGILL
 
“Gianluca Marcianò showed his versatility by turning to Tchaikovsky’s lyric scenes. Here he drew a performance from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra which brought out the symphonic aspects of Tchaikovsky’s score, with a lovely flow to the scenes.”
 
EUGENE ONEGIN/JULY 2015/DAVID KARLIN/BACHTRACK
 
“Gianluca Marcianò and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra gave a spirited rendering of the score, making the most of its achingly melancholic melodies.”
 
 
 
 
 
CONTACTS
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Southbank House
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London, SE1 7SJ
United Kingdom
Simon Goldstone
simon.goldstone@rayfieldallied.com
Jessica Cowper
jessica.cowper@rayfieldallied.com
Katarzyna Piotrowska
info@gianlucamarciano.net

 
 
 
 
 
 
CONTACTS
Rayfield Allied
Southbank House
Black Prince Road
London, SE1 7SJ
United Kingdom
Simon Goldstone
simon.goldstone@rayfieldallied.com
Jessica Cowper
jessica.cowper@rayfieldallied.com
Katarzyna Piotrowska
info@gianlucamarciano.net
 
 
 
 
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