A selection of reviews for Timothy Henty appear below - please scroll down to view the gallery.
Please scroll to the bottom of the page for his reviews as an arranger.
International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival - Buxton and Harrogate 2012
Under the conductor Timothy Henty, musical standards are high...It's a joy to hear Gilbert's words and Sullivan's music in an ideal theatre. (Hugh Canning, SUNDAY TIMES, August 2012)
The Mikado represents the apogee of Gilbert & Sullivan’s partnership and when it is presented with zip and polish, as it is here, it sheds all vestiges of Victorian pomposity to emerge as the masterpiece it is. The production delights in the way it keeps the action moving aided and abetted by conductor Timothy Henty and the National Festival Orchestra. (DAILY MAIL, August 2012)
. . . a rousing production of The Mikado. The National Festival Orchestra, conducted by Timothy Henty, was excellent and this all added up to a thoroughly entertaining and deliciously over-the-top evening. (DAILY EXPRESS, August 2012)
Opera North - Ruddigore 2011-2012
Conductor Timothy Henty held stage and pit together unfailingly and was ever alert to the finer details of Sullivan’s score. The Northern Sinfonia responded to his direction with playing of highest quality from the start. (EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS, June 2012)
Conductor Timothy Henty delivered finely-tuned playing from the Northern Sinfonia throughout. (THE SCOTSMAN, June 2012)
The orchestra is also splendid under the baton of young Timothy Henty, who's obviously having a whale of a time himself as he sways large to the rhythm. (MATURE TIMES, June 2012)
The orchestra, under Timothy Henty, plays sublimely. (PUBLIC REVIEWS, June 2012)
Conductor Timothy Henty is young, and talented, and brilliant - he has a genuine enthusiasm for this opera that is infectious, and NO-ONE can resist a conductor who is visibly enjoying himself throughout the performance.
(thingstodoinmanchester.blogspot.com, Nov. 2011)
For the two performances at The Lowry, Timothy Henty took over the baton. His management of the beat and sensitivity to his singers in The Lowry’s challenging acoustic were exemplary, with his rending of the overture a particular joy.
(SEEN & HEARD INTERNATIONAL, Nov. 2011)
Sleeping Beauty - Scottish Ballet at the Eden Court Theatre, Inverness 2012
If the production is a feast for the eyes, the ears are not short-changed either, conductor Timothy Henty and his orchestra deservedly getting as rapturous applause as any of the dancers for their splendid live playing of Tchaikovsky’s lush score.
(INVERNESS COURIER, Jan. 2012)
International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival - Buxton 2011
Henty takes a chamber-like approach to score and draws detailed, lightly
sprung playing from the first-rate National Festival Orchestra.
(Bernard Lee on The Pirates of Penzance at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, Sheffield Telegraph, August 2011)
Outstanding...the excellent National Festival Orchestra is trimly conducted by Timothy Henty
(Tully Potter on The Pirates of Penzance at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, Daily Mail, August 2011)
Throughout, the musicality and clear diction was superb...an outstanding production
(Raymond Jay Walker on The Pirates of Penzance at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, MusicWeb International, August 2011)
RTÉ Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall, Dublin - A Gilbert and Sullivan Gala, 2010
The musical strengths of this concert were considerable and much of that depended on the playing of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the conducting of Timothy Henty . . . an evident master of this repertoire. (THE IRISH TIMES, Jan. 2010)
Press Comment for Timothy's Arrangements
Jubilee Opera, November 2012
Jubilee’s Hip-Hip! Horatio was out of this world. The arrangement, for a small orchestra (virtually a mixed quintet), by conductor Timothy Henty, seemed to yield every sonority under the sun, with adept flute, piccolo and horn supplying much appropriate colouring. The ensemble was first-rate, but more than that: Henty’s lucid instrumentation revealed Hurd’s music as far cleverer than one imagined.
Roderic Dunnett, Opera, January 2013
What is not fully realised is how brilliantly these cheerfully irreverent works translate to the stage, given (as here) a suitably precocious cast, plus captivating design and costumes. An intelligent orchestration...was supplied, with much flair, by Jubilee’s enabling conductor, Timothy Henty, who with just five players elicited subtle combinations worthy of a full orchestra.
Church Times, January 2013
"The performing edition has been sensitively and intelligently prepared by Anthony Baker and Timothy Henty...
their solutions work nicely, and could well establish themselves as a template".
Rupert Christiansen, Opera, May 2008.