Hélène and Nuit persane

Forum Opera (France)

"Tourniaire knows exactly how to emphasise the rare finesse in the luxuriant orchestration... The singers impersonate their characters precisely; from the dark tones of Zan McKendree-Wright - a tragic Pallas - to the lightness of Leanne Kenneally, a narcissistic and sensual Venus, on to the youthful enthusiasm of Steve Davislim, his Paris conforming to the image one has of the son of Priam... wily, seductive and irresistible..."