Daily Telegraph – July 2010

July 2010
By Damian Thompson

“Alsop, a pupil of Bernstein, played down the kitsch in the score – not an easy thing to do, but she was helped by an outstanding young baritone soloist, Jesse Blumberg, who turned the Celebrant’s loss of faith into an entirely believable mental breakdown rather than a piece of ideological grandstanding.”

(Bernstein: MASS at London’s Royal Festival Hall)