"Fun, fizzing and contemporary"
Suzy Klein, BBC Radio 3
"Such rare artistic fun was a fine demonstration of the depth of talent".
The Daily Express
"The evening as a whole provided a superbly invigorating beginning to the Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola."
"...imaginative and beautifully shaped"
“Pure opera, the holy grail”.
Mark Valencia, WhatsOnStage
"imaginative and beautifully shaped."
The Classic FM Q&A: composer and conductor Leo Geyer
The Constella Ballet & Orchestra's Artistic Director stops by for a chat about Schoenberg, atonality, the magic of the Royal Opera House and the importance of comic clowns.
Premiere Geyer's Moving Figure by the Manchester Camerata conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy.
"Particularly fascinating in this première of the piece were the subtle variations created within musical lines. Geyer cut a relaxed figure during the performance and seemed delighted with it afterwards, as did an appreciative audience."
Premiere of Geyer's Book of the Underworld by composer at the British Museum.
"Leo Geyer's Book of the Underworld for bassoon allowed the Sarcophagus of Nectanebo II to eerily take centre stage and was impressively inspired by the hieroglyphs etched into the coffin."
The second half – a ‘circus extravaganza’ called Sideshows, with a text by Martin Kratz set to a jazz inspired score by Geyer – was an utter delight."
"Geyer is a masterful creator: dipping his paintbrush into a colourful palette of art forms and making unfamiliar music fun by using drama, dance and theatricality as tools to draw audiences in".
Opera-ballet by Leo Geyer
Leo as the Ringmaster/conductor in Sideshows
"excellent musical mayhem"
Resonance FM: The Opera Hour
Richard meets Alex Groves (composer of Born Mad: Mix), Alexis Bennett (composer of The Electrictionary) and Leo Geyer and Joel Fisher (composer and director of The Clown of Clowns) to talk about their upcoming works and why being a part of festivals is so important.
BBC Radio 3 - In Tune
Leo Geyer speaking with Suzy Klein about Constella Ballet & Orchestra's production The Clown of Clowns.
"The piece opened with a poetic and beautifully realised instrumental prelude which rose out of the sounds of the waves. Throughout Geyer’s writing for the instruments was poised and sparely elegant."
"The music is slow and haunting as the three figures take it in turns to describe what they see..."
The cast of Constella's production of The Mermaid of Zennor
The Daily Express
One Stop Arts
The Manchester Camerata
Classical Music Magazine Q & A
The Constella OperaBallet founder and Artistic Director talks to Katy Wright