‘thrillingly good’ – Telegraph review of Carmina Burana

‘Taking its cue from Carl Orff’s famous 1937 “scenic cantata” – whose opening and close, O Fortuna, will to many forever be synonymous with Old Spice aftershave – Bintley’s piece is a big, brash spectacle that seethes with energy. In his hands, Orff’s slab of gothic, neo-medieval melodrama becomes a morality tale about a trio of frustrated seminarians who, in their different ways, stray wildly from the straight-and-narrow.

‘On Thursday, the music-making – from the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, and vocal ensemble Ex Cathedra – was thrillingly good.’

Read the rest of the Telegraph review here.

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