BACH St Matthew Passion, Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle, Royal Albert Hall

The heart of this Passion performance, though, is the role of the Evangelist, Matthew, sung, enacted, internalized and transformed by the remarkable British tenor Mark Padmore, in a performance of a lifetime.

MARK SWED, LOS ANGELES TIMES

8 September 2014

 

Mark Padmore was the Evangelist…he declaimed the great recitative with superlative clarity and profound understanding.

RUPERT CHRISTIANSEN, THE TELEGRAPH

7 September 2014

TIPPETT Boyhood’s End; The Heart’s Assurance with James Bailleau at the Wigmore Hall

(Boyhood’s End) Mark Padmore and pianist James Baillieu revealed it as a stroke of genius. They gave it a reverent stillness….a sensitive response to a text….

IVAN HEWITT, THE TELEGRAPH

6 December 2013