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Music Director Designate Garry Walker conducts Martinů The Greek Passion for Opera North

23 September 2019

Garry Walker, recently announced as Opera North’s new Music Director, launches the company’s 19/20 season conducting a new Christopher Alden staging of Martinů The Greek Passion to rave reviews:

“Garry Walker conducts with a dark intensity that brings out both the score’s violence and its extraordinary moments of ecstatic lyricism.” The Guardian

“Walker, in his first production since being named Opera North’s music director designate, holds the potentially stark and sprawling score together tautly, bringing out Martinu’s trademark radiance.” The Telegraph

“The orchestra, under the music director designate Garry Walker, play with a suppleness and generosity that makes the score soar.” The Times

“Martinů’s luminous, eclectic score is handsomely conducted by new Music Director Garry Walker” The Arts Desk

“This is another excellent performance under the baton of Garry Walker” The Reviews Hub

He continues his tenure as Chief Conductor of the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie with a busy concert season to include a return to Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam in June, following their highly successful debut last year.

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