Nominated for Irish Times Theatre Awards 2009

“The Opera 2005 chorus sounds enthusiastic if at times a little raw, and the conducting of has an expressive alertness and adaptability that more than compensates for some of the rough edges in the orchestral playing.”

Michael Dervin, Irish Times 28 September 2008

“Three performances were given in Cork’s recently refurbished OPERA HOUSE, followed by one in Limerick. The company’s Belfast-born artistic director,  was in the pit, and on the opening night (September 23) he demonstrated a real feeling for the powerful lines of Verdi’s sombre creation, drawing excellent playing from his orchestra.”

Ian Fox, Opera Magazine February 2009