“LIVERPOOL THE MUSICAL” – LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA

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LIVERPOOL THE MUSICAL, ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, CONDUCTOR VASILY PETRENKO, CAPITAL OF CULTURE OPENING CEREMONY 2008, LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA.

As Vasily Petrenko waved his baton… a medley of “Rule Britannia”, “Amazing Grace”, Jerusalem” and “Land of Hope and Glory” accompanied by a barrage of images, the most vivid being a Terry Gilliam-style animation of Queen Victoria gulping ships while the mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge, dressed as Britannia, sang with gusto

Pierre Perrone, The Independent, January, 2008.

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