“Making the most of Menotti’s glittering, caustic and stirring music”: Critical acclaim for Geoffrey Paterson’s Bayerische Staatsoper debut
Geoffrey Paterson’s recent Bayerische Staatsoper debut has been greeted by widespread critical acclaim. Paterson conducted the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Opera Studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper in a new production of Menotti The Consul, directed by Christiane Lutz.
The six performances were greeted with widespread critical acclaim:
“The Munich Chamber Orchestra played brilliantly under the young British conductor Geoffrey Paterson, making the most of Menotti’s glittering, caustic and stirring music.”
BR-Klassik, March 2017
“Geoffrey Paterson revels again and again in the late romantic drama of the score.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung, March 2017
“They are lucky to have in the pit the Munich Chamber Orchestra who, under the direction of the young Brit Geoffrey Paterson, unfailingly strike the right balance between dramatic tension and clarity of texture.”
Abendzeitung München, March 2017
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Geoffrey Paterson conducts Varèse as part of BBC Total Immersion
Geoffrey Paterson conducts the Guildhall New Music Ensemble on 6 May 2017 as part of the BBC's Varèse Total Immersion Day. Paterson conducts an all-Varèse programme which includes Hyperprism and Ionisation at Milton Court Concert Hall. The 2pm concert is preceded by a talk in the Barbican Fountain Room, and other events that evening include the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing Varèse’s orchestral works.
Paterson, who is admired for his impressive grasp of detail and his ability to shape and make music from the most complex scores, most recently conducted Menotti The Consul at Bayerische Staatsoper to widespread critical acclaim:
"The Munich Chamber Orchestra played brilliantly under the young British conductor Geoffrey Paterson, making the most of Menotti’s glittering, caustic and stirring music."
BR Klassik, March 2017
"They are lucky to have in the pit the Munich Chamber Orchestra who, under the direction of the young Brit Geoffrey Paterson, unfailingly strike the right balance between dramatic tension and clarity of texture."
Abendzeitung München, March 2017
Geoffrey Paterson makes Bayerische Staatsoper debut conducting The Consul
Geoffrey Paterson makes his Bayerische Staatsoper debut on 28 March 2017 conducting Menotti The Consul. Paterson conducts the Munich Chamber Orchestra and Opera Studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper in a new production by Christiane Lutz, which features a cast including Selene Zanetti as Magda, Niamh O’Sullivan as Secretary and Helena Zubanovich as Mother.
The Consul was Menotti’s first full-length opera and was the recipient of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Further performances of The Consul are on 30 and 31 March and 2, 7 and 9 April.
Geoffrey Paterson joins Intermusica for worldwide management
We are delighted to announce that the outstanding young British conductor Geoffrey Paterson has joined Intermusica for general management.
Geoffrey Paterson has made a name for himself in the field of opera, and as an incisive conductor of contemporary music. He has natural authority, and an ability to shape and make music from the most complex scores. Paterson makes his Bayerische Staatsoper debut in March with Menotti's The Consul, and returns regularly to the Royal Opera House where he was a Jette Parker Young Artist shortly after winning the Leeds Competition in 2009. He has conducted the premieres of Birtwistle’s The Corridor and The Cure at the Royal Opera House, the 2015 Aldeburgh Festival and 2016 Holland Festival, of HK Gruber’s Gloria von Jaxtberg at the Bregenz Festival and Royal Opera House, and most recently the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös’s The Golden Dragon at the Buxton Festival.
Other highlights have included Entführung with Glyndebourne Touring, La bohème at Opera North and Porgy and Bess at the Royal Danish Opera. Orchestral engagements past and future include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, Basel Sinfonietta, BBC Scottish Symphony and the London Sinfonietta, with whom he has a close ongoing relationship.