PREVIN Brief Encounter Summers 4779351

. . . because Previn sets John Caird's tautly adapted dialogue so well, and because his musical idiom is so unashamedly accessible.

There is excellent singing from the whole cast, with fining leading performances from Elizabeth Futral and Nathan Gunn . . . They manage a tricky balance between easy, musical-theatre-style parlando in the narrative passages and impassioned lyricism in the arias . . . diction is impressively clear throughout. Houston's orchestra under Patrick Summers sound superb -- supple and colourful . . .

. . . le public aime, et le fait savoir. Avec raison, il applaudit les interprčtes, Elizabeth Futral et Nathan Gunn en tęte. L'orchestre, enrichi d'un piano, est luxuriant.