Queensland Performing Art Centre, Brisbane
December | 2023
"Ultimately though, it is the music and the quality of singing that carries any opera and in this we are well rewarded by exceptionally excellent playing from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. From the opening gentle bars of the overture, which so beautifully foreshadows the tragic ending, through the powerful rhythms and cadences of Verdi’s marvellous score, Maestro Lorenzo Passerini is in complete control of his musical forces. With an energetic and authoritative hand, he delivers the work with passion, sensitivity and a marvellous attention to detail. Clearly knowing the opera intimately, he also shows masterful support to the singers in one of the best readings of this work that this reviewer has heard."
Suzannah Conway, Artshub | 7.12.2023
"Conductor Lorenzo Passerini commanded the Queensland Symphony Orchestra with finesse. The synergy between the orchestra and singers was flawless and they combined to create a magical musical experience."
Yasmin Elahi, Theatre Travels | 12.12.2023
"Italian Maestro Lorenzo Passerini conducted the Queensland Symphony Orchestra with precision, insight and passion."
Gillian Wills, Australian Stage | 8.12.2023