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26.01.2015

National Arts Centre Glittering 2015-2016 Season Announced

February 24, 2015 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra today unveiled details of its 2015-16 season, the first under the leadership of Music Director Designate Alexander Shelley. Themed “Classical Reincarnated”, the season features a spectacular roster of talent that is set to deliver an expansive and story-driven programme inspired in part by Canadian literature, art, film and history.“Every time we go onstage, every time we perform a work, in the moment of performance, we are bringing the notes to life:  we are reawakening the souls of the composers and the...

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26.01.2015

Rave Reviews for Figaro

The premiere of Opera North’s new production of The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Alexander Shelley and directed by Jo Davies has received rave reviews. Telegraph critic Rupert Christiansen gave the production 5 stars, describing it as “exceptional” and remarking...“for pure enjoyment, what more can opera offer?”The Guardian praised Davies's "lively and accessible new production" as a "delightfully spoofy new version", commenting that "...[Shelley] supplies a grace and subtlety that [...] open an expansive window on to Mozart's remarkable score".Richard...

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20.01.2015

Shelley named Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra today announced Alexander Shelley as their new Principal Associate Conductor. Shelley assumes the title immediately and will curate and conduct a series of concerts at Cadogan Hall each season.The RPO press-release says:The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to announce the appointment of Alexander Shelley, ‘a conductor of superlative gifts’, as its new Principal Associate Conductor. Already appointed as Music Director-designate of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, he will join the select list...

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