Edward Ananian-Cooper

Haydn's Die Schöpfung – Aija Haapalainen, Turun Sanomat, 22.4.2019

“Teoksen johtaminen ja soittaminen vaatii nopeaa reagointia erityisesti katkelmallisten tunnelmakuviensa takia: tempot vaihtuvat tiuhaan, ja kontrastit ovat suuret. Edward Ananian-Cooper johti tarkasti ja notkeasti. Harvoin kuulee niin pysäyttäviä orkesteripianissimoja kuin tässä teoksessa."

Verdi's Macbeth - Clément Demeure, Forum Opera, 10.4.2019

“Enfin, il convient de souligner l'engagement payant des chœurs de l'Opéra de Limoges, en particulier des sorcières presque constamment en scène, toujours animées et bien chantantes. Ce succès récompense les efforts impulsés par le nouveau chef de chœur, Edward Ananian-Cooper."

Verdi's Macbeth - Steeve Boscardin, ResMusica, 12.4.2019

“Enfin, saluons le magnifique Chœur de l’Opéra de Limoges et notamment des sorcières omniprésentes qui, dès le départ, frappent par leur caractérisation très contrastée entre imprécation, sarcasmes et espièglerie au moyen d’un travail sur l’émission franchement remarquable."

Korngold's Die Tote Stadt – Alain Cochard, Concert Classic, 25.1.2019

“L’événement lyrique n’était pas qu’à l’Opéra Bastille le 25 janvier... Belle prestation du Chœur de l’Opéra de Limoges préparé par Edward Ananian-Cooper."

Monteverdi's Poppea – Tove Djupsjöbacka, HBL, 26.8.2017

“The small orchestra played exquisitely under Edward Ananian-Cooper’s sensitive leadership.

Monteverdi's Poppea – Joonas Turunen, Helsingin Sanomat, 29.8.2017

“The orchestra conducted by Edward Ananian-Cooper played with sophistication, and underlined the tensions in the tragic love story.”

Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas – Peter Furlong, Opera Blog, 15.10.2016

"To write that this is a good show is an understatement. This is one of the (if not the) best productions I've seen in Berlin, ever. The orchestra, the directing, the costumes, the singers...I have nothing but praise for this show. "

Monteverdi’s Ulisse – Jan Granberg, HBL, 2.9.2016

"Really impressive is the Helsinki Monteverdi Orchestra. Conductor Edward Ananian-Cooper orchestrated the work discreetly, and the whole process was carried out with precision and fascinating expression."

Monteverdi’s Ulisse – Veijo Murtomäki, Helsingin Sanomat, 2.9.2016

"The Monteverdi Orchestra, conducted by Edward Ananian-Cooper, created sensual and colorful effects with the vast collection of instruments."

Rosato's Lars Cleen – Jan Granberg, HBL, 4.10.2015

"The music is actually written for a slightly larger orchestra, but the Australian conductor Edward Ananian-Cooper arranged it for smaller ensemble. Thanks to him, the music functioned really well and the contact with the singers was excellent."

Haydn’s Nelson Mass – Mats Liljeroos, HBL, 22.3.2015

"Jubilate’s conductor Edward Ananian-Cooper compiled a conceptually sound and dramaturgical well-functioning program of sacred music … Jubilate seems to feel good with their new conductor, who kept the whole apparatus safely in his hands, and the performance sounded fresh and precise."

Naantali music festival – Johanna Tiensuu, Turun Sanomat, 9.6.2014

"Bach’s motet … was musically very well painted and within the style. The work was lighthearted, precise and pure and the artists performed their job with piety. [The next piece] was also given a very polished and articulate interpretation by Chamber Choir Gloria, led by Edward Ananian-Cooper."

Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King – Mats Liljeroos, HBL, 4.6.2014

"It is just breathtaking to admire the obvious virtuosity with which a student ensemble realized the score. When it was composed, it was considered among the most demanding imaginable."