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Jonathan Santagada

Conductor, Pianist

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30 August 2019www.connessiallopera.itFilippo Antichi
Firenze, Giardino di Palazzo Corsini al Prato – Le nozze di Figaro
La parte musicale riserva vere e proprie sorprese a partire dalla direzione briosa e scattante del giovane Jonathan Santagada, alla guida dell’Orchestra Senzaspine, da cui ottiene un suono compatto e levigato. I tempi serrati non fanno passare in secondo piano un discreto approfondimento della partitura, e sono sempre ben calibrati per non mettere in difficoltà gli interpreti. Il dir...
18 November 2018seenandheard-international.comRobert Farr
Welcome New Opera North Tosca Production
On the musical side the orchestral playing under Jonathan Santagada was quite outstanding. His tempi and modulation of the orchestral forces, and support for his singers, could hardly be better.
26 October 2015www.thetimes.co.ukRichard Morrison
The Lighthouse at Linbury Studio, ROH
Maxwell Davies’s supremely atmospheric 75-minute score was punchily played by the Southbank Sinfonia under Jonathan Santagada´s direction.
23 October 2015www.telegraph.co.ukRupert Christiansen
The Lighthouse, Royal Opera, Linbury Studios, review: 'thrilling and chilling'
The Southbank Sinfonia under Jonathan Santagada played with virtuosic clarity.★★★★★
25 October 2015boulezian.blogspot.comMark Berry
The Lighthouse, Royal Opera
The rhythm of the closing automation – ‘The lighthouse is now automatic,’ we hear at the end of the Prologue – sounded as stubbornly memorable as ever in this performance from the Southbank Sinfonia and Jonathan Santagada.
01 July 2016operatoday.comClaire Seymour
Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance
The fine singing was complemented by the crisp playing of the Royal Opera House Orchestra conducted by Jonathan Santagada
07 September 2018www.independent.co.ukMichael Church
Don Giovanni, Corsini Gardens, Florence: 'The central couple were dream casting'
Christopher Palmer’s arrangement of Walton’s [Henry V] film treatment was the one used here...and with the orchestra under Jonathan Santagada’s direction it worked a treat. ★★★★
15 November 2018number9reviews.blogspot.comAaron Loughreyon
REVIEW: Tosca - The Lowry Theatre, Salford
The music, under the baton of Jonathan Santagada, was authentic in style and paired perfectly with the interpretations of the singers on stage while also colouring the emotions of the various scenes effectively
27 October 2018www.britishtheatreguide.infoPeter Lathan
The orchestra of Opera North, under the baton of Jonathan Santagada, provides wonderful support for the singers and, when the ten-strong brass section comes thundering in, the audience experiences more than a frisson!
31 August 2019www.concerti.dePeter Krause
Die fulminanten Gesangsleistungen werden getragen und befördert durch Jonathan Santagada. Der Assistent von Sir Antonio Pappano am Opernhaus von Covent Garden sorgt am Pult des seinerseits jung besetzten Orchestra Senzaspine für den idealen Mozart-Puls, in dem sich die klare Artikulation der Klangrede wunderbar in den emotional empfundenen Phrasierungssog einbettet...