Ariadne auf Naxos - Theater Bern 2014
Es reicht die tröstende Kraft der so fein ziselierten Musik, welche von den Musikerinnen und Musikern des Berner Symphonieorchesters unter der einfühlsamen Leitung von Thomas Blunt aus dem Graben erklingt.
Die Zauberflöte - Theater Bern 2014
Thomas Blunt als neuer Erster Kapellmeister führt das Berner Symphonieorchester mit Schwung und Souveränität in den Tempowechseln durch das Singspiel und erweist sich als einfühlsamer Begleiter für Chor und Solisten. Eine Zauberflöte, wie man sie in Bern noch nicht gesehen hat. Das Fazit nach drei Stunden ist klar: empfehlenswert.
L'Italiana in Londra - Bampton CLassical Opera
Blunt led a superb Northern Chamber Orchestra through galloping yet finely judged ensembles with assurance: punchy horns complemented a luscious string sound.
Opera, Claire Seymour
Thomas Blunt conducted an accomplished small orchestra with verve.
Daily Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen
Good things here started with the orchestra, playing to a really high standard under Thomas Blunt’s cultured direction, beautifully paced and elegant.
Opera Now, Robert Thicknesse
Bampton Classical Orchestra delivered a neat, precise performance, understated and accurate, never overwhelming the young voices. Textures were elegant, articulation appropriately nimble…Blunt judged the tempi well, particularly in the galloping Act-finales; after a series of solo arias he confidently led cast and players as the momentum accumulated towards the cheerful, buoyant conclusion.
Il Parnaso Confuso/Orfeo - Bampton Classical Opera
Thomas Blunt showed a true, and rare, sense of eighteenth-century style...Tempi were well chosen, orchestral colour within its bounds well balanced, and the singers well supported... Blunt, clearly a force to be reckoned with, and someone from whom I hope to hear more soon, again led his players in a stylish, committed performance.
Mozart Haffner Symphony, LPO, Royal Festival Hall
Thomas Blunt took us into the music to beguile and enlighten, sculpting a fiery, graceful and poised ‘Haffner’ Symphony (his gestures expressive rather than textbook), with dynamics finely observed and much that was stylish, not least the convincing (and occasional) use of senza vibrato: free-thinking rather than pedantic….there was a good blaze of trumpets and crisp-sounding timpani in the finale to complete an impressive and pleasing performance.
Classical Source, Colin Anderson
Jephta - WNO
Thomas Blunt conducted in elegant and effective style and proved most considerate of the singers throughout whilst keeping the tempi accurate and sound most stylish.
The Rape of Lucretia - Arcola Theatre London
However, it was due to the the expert pacing of conductor Thomas Blunt that the end of the opera made such a lasting impression.