The Ring Cycle Part 2 – Die Walkure

“The most remarkable element of the performances was the high standard of the orchestral playing, astonishing for a band that had never tackled Wagner’s dramas in sound before.”

Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times

“Maestro van Zweden inspired the heavily reinforced orchestra, eliciting at times spellbinding Wagnerian sweeps.

“The Hong Kong Phil deserves huge credit for making the effort.”

“Van Zweden and his orchestra deserve maximum credit for successfully sowing the seeds of Wagnerian appreciation in Greater China.”

Philip Eisenbeiss, Interlude

“Triumph for orchestra and singers alike”

Alexis Alrich, South China Morning Post

“… the performance I heard (the first of two) merited the highest praise for nearly all concerned.”

“… the real stars of thie Walkure were conductor Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.”

Robert Markow, Der Neue Merker