photo credit: Richard Hubert Smith

photo credit: Richard Hubert Smith


The Rape of Lucretia wins "Best New Opera Production" at the What's On Stage awards.  Read more here


Read reviews of Jack's performance (Canterbury, 15th November 2013)

“...the twelve instrumentalists conducted by Jack Ridley responded wonderfully to the transparent lucidities of Britten's scoring.  Claire Seymour, Opera Today

“...special mention must go to Jack Ridley and The Glyndebourne Tour orchestral ensemble.” ★★★★★  The Reviews Hub

“Jack Ridley ... successfully conveyed the intimacy and intensity of this chamber piece and managed to evoke a superb range of sonorities. Robert Beattle,  Seen and Heard International

“...beautifully played by a small band under impossibly young-looking conductor Jack Ridley.  John Wyver, Illuminations Media


Read more reviews of The Rape of Lucretia

“This is opera at its most nakedly powerful.” ★★★★★  Rupert Christiansen,  The Daily Telegraph

“brilliantly convincing”  Michael Church, The Independent

“The singers are close to ideal, every one of them...it's an A-list ensemble of exceptional quality” ★★★★★  Mark Valencia, What'sOnStage

[T]his new production of The Rape of Lucretia, the first at Glyndebourne since Britten’s chamber opera had its premiere there in 1946, is quite the darkest — and possibly the most truthful — you’re likely to see in some time.”  Hilary Finch, The Times (£)

“...searingly beautiful” ★★★★★  Stephen Pritchard, The Observer

“This may be a deeply unsettling evening but it’s a richly rewarding one too.”  Edward Bhesania, The Stage

“…a production that, by refusing to muddy the moral waters, makes more sense of this strange opera than any I have known.” ★★★★  Andrew Clark, The Financial Times (£)

“The performances are terrific.” ★★★★  Tim Ashley, The Guardian

“Completely engaging, wholly accessible, immensely enjoyable – this was opera that would leave even novices asking for more.”  Tim Ridgway, The Brighton Argus

It is a remarkable piece of work.”  Edward Seckerson


photo credit: Rupert Rand

photo credit: Rupert Rand