News & Reviews 

Welsh National Youth Opera's Paul Bunyan conducted by Alice Farnham has been awarded a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for the Opera Category 2014 (along with WNO's production of Lohengrin and Lulu), and was the first youth group ever to be shortlisted for a South Bank Sky Arts Award

 

 

 

 


'Alice Farnham's conducting, the driving force'   Guardian - Paul Bunyan - Welsh National Youth Opera 2013

 

'Alice Farnham is one to watch'  BBC Music Magazine (Editor's Choice)

Alice has recently made her St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre debut, conducting The Rape of Lucretia on 15th November 2013.

Other Recent Engagments:

Concert Cadogan Hall - South Bank Sinfonia 31st May 2014

Macedonia National Opera and Ballet - Giselle 12th May 2014

BBC Young Musician Final - Judge 18th May 2014 

October 2014 - Mahogany Opera Group - Brundibar - Aldburgh

October - November 2014 WNO - Bel Canto - My Perfect World: Cardiff, Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol, Llandudno 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read what the critics have to say. 

 

Paul Bunyan - Welsh National Youth Opera - Wales Millennium Centre

'The well-paced conducting of Alice Farnham'  Fiona Maddocks - The Observer

'The Chorus singing is exemplary and Alice Farnham conducts stylishly'   Stephen Walsh -  The Arts Desk

 

 

Die Zauberflöte - Singapore Lyric Opera 

'Conductor Alice Farnham brought out the best of the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra.'                                                                                                               Chang Tou Liang - The Straits Times

'The orchestra's playing, under the baton of Alice Farnham, was some of the best I have heard in an SLO performance...  A degree of ensemble was achieved, with rich orchestral sound especially in the nicely articulated winds, that I have not heard before.  Throughout she gave firm support without being entirely inflexible.'                                                    Derek Lim - The Flying Inkpot 

 

 

Haydn - Le Pescatrice - Bampton Clasical Opera - St John's Smith Square                                          

'What was apparent from the opening bars of the Overture, was that the London Mozart Players were on fine form, under the baton of Alice Farnham....Throughout, the ensemble between orchestra and singers was superb.'   Claire Seymour - Opera Today

'Alice Farnham conducted with impeccable timing and control'  Nicola Lisle - The Oxford Times

 

 

 Giselle - Danish Royal Ballet - Jutland Tour

'The Aalborg Symphony Orchestra - the Royal Danish Theatre's resident orchestra in the province - is under the strong direction of conductor Alice Farnham. There is an ambition and an ability to colour the tone and time the music according to how high the dancers jump - especially the soloists - and luckily this is practiced with verve and energy, which is a musical advantage rather than a loss.                                                                                                                                                      Anne Mette Busch - Nordjyske 

 

 

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Triple Bill - The Coliseum 

'There's no denying the continuing appeal of Simon Jeffes' global-fusion score, played with elan by the Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia under Alice Farnham'                             Jennie Gilbert - The Independent

 

 

Royal Ballet Covent Garden - New Works - The Linbury Theatre

'A fine performance by Robert Clark (piano) and the South Bank Sinfonia under Alice Farnham'  David Dougill - The Times

 

 

Pimlico Opera - I Capuleti e i Montecchi - Sadlers Wells 

'Sympathetically conducted by Alice Farnham'                                                                Rupert Christiansen  - The Telegraph