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Press Comments


With Tom Higgins conducting a marvellously lithe and toe-tapping account of the score with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the pit, this is a very superior operetta evening indeed.’

‘Tom Higgins was also a happy choice as conductor ... he mingled light, joyous melody with the darker moods of the piece.’
The Stage

‘Tom Higgins conducted a spirited Wessex Sinfonia with a real feel for the pacing and detail of the score’

‘Tom Higgins...This is a man who loves his operettas: with lilting gestures and a crisp beat, he wooed his players to sparkle and shine in Offenbach’s peach of a score’

‘Tom Higgins’s lively direction ... accurately and sensitively played.’

The Times

‘...Tom Higgins, extracted a full measure of pathos and drama from the score’

‘It is very good, with excellent playing under Tom Higgins caught in good clean sound.’

‘The conductor, Tom Higgins, supported the cast well and drew a vivacious performance from the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra …’

‘...the conductor (Tom Higgins), drew light and airy playing from the Wessex Sinfonia.’
Opera Magazine

‘Stylishly and attentively conducted by Tom Higgins, Strauss’s score invites respect, and here gets it.’

‘Tom Higgins conducts with responsive spirit.’
Evening Standard

‘It’s very well conducted by Tom Higgins, right from the beginning the overture just fizzed along.’
BBC Radio Three: On Air

‘Higgins, always a sympathetic conductor, kept the score bubbling along nicely.’
Opera Now

‘Tom Higgins shows himself to be a splendid and stylish conductor, an adept accompanist to his excellent soloists, and an outstanding interpreter of Sullivan’s music. A fine achievement.’

‘He [Tom Higgins] also drew a neat and tidy account of the pleasing score from the Wessex Sinfonia. He is a musician to watch.
Musical Opinion

‘Sprightly singing ... worth catching for its charm.’ (Classical CD of the week)
The Observer

‘ ... the orchestra was conducted with pacey precision by Tom Higgins.’

‘Tom Higgins and the orchestra also did a fine job ... supporting the singers effectively.’
Opera L (America)

‘The orchestra was clearly inspired by Tom Higgins’ expert conducting style.’
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