Tuesday, January 11, 2011

At 30, Rory Macdonald Tackles Covent Garden Double Bill

Evidently a nice, wellbalanced, easy-going chap, Rory Macdonald radiates none of the driven ego, enigmatic mystique or over-emphatic charm associated with the profession of conductor. Yet without recourse to the usual tricks, this 30-year-old Cambridge
graduate – who speaks with a gentle burr from his Glaswegian childhood – is fast establishing himself in the front rank of his generation, both here and in the US. At the moment he is at Covent Garden, conducting the Royal Opera’s Christmas shows Hänsel und Gretel and Il barbiere di Siviglia back to back.  [Source]

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