During the NJO-muziekzomer, Antony conducted the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands in performances of Humperdincks Hänsel und Gretel, directed by David Prins. Place of action: the forest! Open-air, in the middle of the woods, the great little theater of Velp gave the most intimate atmosphere for this amazing opera with stunning cast, made up by singers of the Dutch National Opera Academy.
You can see a part of the final scene here:
Merlijn Kerkhof wrote an article in a Dutch newspaper “de Volkskrant” about this special production and Antony’s philophy for a youth orchestra: “The musicians need to learn to think as a conductor”.
Biella Luttmer wrote a 4-star-review in the same newspaper: