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Reviews

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RIGOLETTO

The Norwegian Opera

October 2019

 

"Operaorkesteret spiller for livet under Keri-Lynn Wilson og åpner døren på gløtt for fargene som ligger i Verdis partitur."

["The Opera Orchestra is full of life under Keri-Lynn Wilson and allows for the colors that lie in Verdi's score to come to alive."]

- Aftenposten

Maren Ørstavik

"Musikalsk er det mye å glede seg over i nasjonaloperaens oppsetning av Rigoletto. Dirigent Keri-Lynn Wilson leder et operaorkester i storform, og sørger for dramatisk fremdrift og nerve, samtidig som solistene gis nok rom til å utfolde seg."

["Musically, there is much to enjoy in the national opera's production of Rigoletto. Conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson leads a large-scale opera orchestra, providing dramatic momentum and nerve, while giving the soloists enough room to unfold."]

NRK

Eystein Sandvik

"Under dirigent Keri-Lynn Wilson varierer orkesteret klangfarger, dynamikk og ikke minst tempo. Hun får fram masse persontegning, doble bunner og ironi i Verdis musikk som underbygger de flertydige karakterene. Musikken er presis, men aldri kjedelig og åpner rom der hver enkelt sanger og musiker kan frasere."

["Under the conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson, the orchestra varies in tone colors, dynamics and, not least, tempo. She brings out a lot of personal expression, double meanings and irony in Verdi's music that underpins the ambiguous characters. The music is precise, but never dull, and opens spaces where every single singer and musician is given artistic freedom."]

- Dagsavisen

Hild Borchgrevink

"Dirigent Keri-Lynn Wilsons musikalske tolkning gjennomtenkt og enhetlig, og Operaorkesteret spiller strålende uttrykksfullt under hennes ledelse."

["Conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson's musical interpretation seems thoughtful and unified, and the Opera Orchestra plays brilliantly under her leadership."]

- Scenekunst

Hilde Halvorsrød

Dirigenten Keri-Lynn ­Wilson gjorde store ting, orkesteret ga alt og viste seg som en fullstendig kropp, alt gikk på å finne ­helheten."

["The conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson did great things, the orchestra gave everything and turned out to be a complete body, everything went to find the whole."]

Vårt Land

 Olav Egil Aune

 

CARMEN

The Royal Opera House

November, December, 2018 

 

“Vigour, precision and passion constantly flow from the chorus, orchestra and, in her welcome house debut, the Canadian maestro Keri-Lynn Wilson.”

-The Times (UK)

Geoff Brown 

 

“Barrie Koky’s production of Carmen is back at the Royal Opera House… This time, under the brisk baton of Keri-Lynn Wilson making her ROH debut, sharpened, tightened, the evening flew.” 

-The Observer (UK)

Fiona Maddocks

 

“Canadian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson making her Royal Opera debut does her utmost to inject genuine Bizet. She handles the chorus well.” 

-The Daily Mail (UK)

Tully Potter

 

“Revival direction by Alan Barnes and Madeline Ferricks-Rosevar with conducting by Keri-Lynn Wilson gives the whole thing wonderful smack and tickle. Dance is at its core, and it’s done brilliantly.” 

-The Independent (UK)

Michael Church 

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LA TRAVIATA
Bayerische Staatsoper 
October 2018


"Was macht man mit einer Oper, die gefühlt tausendmal gehört ist? Man spielt sie so, dass es klingt, als würde man die Musik zum ersten Mal hören. So geschehen in der Bayerischen Staatsoper unter der musikalischen Leitung von Keri-Lynn Wilson." [What can you do with an opera, that feels like you've heard it a thousand times? You have to play it as if you hear the music for the first time. That's what happened at the Bayerische Staatsoper under the musical direction of Keri-Lynn Wilson.]"
-Klassik Begeistert
  Barbara Hauter


LA TRAVIATA
Macerata Festival
July 2018


“Keri-Lynn Wilson bringt am Pult die einzigartige Partitur zu beredtem Singen und Klingen. Es gelingen ihr schön aufbereitete Details und Spannende."
-Merker
Friedeon Rosen

AIDA

English National Opera

September-December 2017

"Keri-Lynn Wilson’s elegantly incisive conducting and the vivacious playing it draws from the orchestra."

- The Telegraph (UK) 

Rupert Christiansen 

“Under Keri-Lynn Wilson’s direction, the chorus and orchestra were superb.”
-The Independent, London
Michael Church 

“Keri-Lynn Wilson got a rapturous cheer before she had so much as twitched her baton on the first night of Aida – partly because it is still a rarity to see a woman lead an orchestra. But that pleasure aside, she can be cheered for all the right reasons too: she leads the first-rate orchestra with verve.”
-The Guardian (UK)

ROMEO ET JULIET  

Audi Summer Festival 

Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra

July, 2017

"Ein brillantes Orchester unter exzellenter Leitung...Keri-Lynn Wilson dirigierte in ständiger Kommunikation mit dem Orchester und schöpfte die von Gounod opulent befüllte Farbpalette bis in die feinsten Schattierungen ausgiebig aus."​

-Augsburger Allgemeine, Germany

TOSCA 

Canadian Opera Company 

May, 2017

"The COC Orchestra was, in some ways, the most varied and complete musical personality in the hall...Wilson (conducted) with great style and skill. Tempos were brisk, musical moments were allowed to speak for themselves without undue embellishment and there was a respect for the beauty of the score allied to a real passion in its performance. It was a joy to witness.”
-The Toronto Globe and Mail

LA TRAVIATA 

NDR Radiophilharmonic 

August, 2016

"Musikalisch stand alles zum Besten, schöner kann man eine "Traviata" auch in den großen Opernhäusern der Welt kaum bekommen. Die Dirigentin Keri-Lynn Wilson...jedes Lob verdient: ein kräftiger Schuss "Italianità", straffe Tempi und Intensität, die der Oper den nötigen Drive und die Dramatik gaben und die die Sänger ordentlich forderten. Standing Ovations fur das Orchester."
-Neue Presse (Germany)
 

 

LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST 

English National Opera 

October, 2014

"The Canadian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson, making her UK operatic debut and unquestionably one of the stars of the evening, hurled herself and the excellent ENO orchestra into the music while the audience was still reaching for off buttons. It was an arresting start to a compelling evening."

-The Observer (London)

"The production's success is sealed by the engagement of the Canadian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson, who evidently loves Puccini's translucent score, revelling in its folksy Americanisms and sophisticated homages to Debussy. She conveys her enthusiasm to an ENO orchestra on top form, and to the ever excellent chorus."

-The Sunday Times (London)

"Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts unfussily but brilliantly, her interpretation thrillingly urgent."

-The Spectator (London)

"This was an exceptionally sure-footed orchestral performance: pacy, exciting and with a good sense of melodic arc. What impressed especially was Wilson’s control of dynamics: in the build up to a dramatic moment, you might have thought that you were hearing a relatively fully voiced orchestra, but when the critical moment arrived, there was masses of power in reserve which Wilson would unleash to blow you away. "

-Bachtrack (UK)

"The tall, blond, ponytail wizard with a baton."

-Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian

"Keri-Lynn Wilson conducted the excellent Juilliard Orchestra in a lithe, vividly shaped and nuanced reading"

-The New York Times

DUSSELDORF SYMPHONY  

April, 2016

"Sei ist eine Powerfrau, ganz gewiss. Keri-Lynn Wilson, zu Gast in der Tonhalle...das Konzert zeigte, was Wilson kann. Und das war sehr viel. Sie dirigierte für die Kunst, nicht für die Galerie. So konnte Wilson unmissverständliche Impulse setzen, die von den Symphonikern unmittelbar aufgegriffen wurden, könnte Linien formen, die zu wunderschönen Soli führten. Der Symphonie ließ sie Zeit zum Schwingen, Zeit zum Aufbau gewaltiger Steigerungen. Das war auf gewisse Weise große Oper."

-RP Düsseldorf 

OTELLO

Montreal Opera 

January, 2016

"Dans la fosse, Keri-Lynn Wilson confirme l'excellente impression qu'elle avait laissé dans "La Fanciulla del West" (2008) et "Le Vaisseau Fantôme" (2012), en dirigeant l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal avec un souci constant de la tension dramatique et de la splendeur orchestrale."

 

-L'Avant-Scène Opéra (Montreal)

"In un mondo ancora quasi esclusivamente maschile, la Canadese Keri-Lynn Wilson si è aperta un varco e ieri sera si è definitivamente laureata come grande interprete Pucciniani."

-Il Corriere