Verdi: Macbeth at the ROH Covent Garden

…ravishing choral contributions from the Royal Opera Chorus, a band that’s at the top of its game under chorus director William Spaulding.
Mark Valencia 
26 March, What’s on Stage

Verdi: Macbeth at the ROH Covent Garden

The Royal Opera Chorus once again consolidated the excellent improvements they have made under their new director, William Spaulding.  The blend much improved, especially in the ladies, and there’s a discipline to the sound now that was previously lacking with a unanimity to final consonants much tighter than before.  

Opera traveller, 25 March 2018

Verdi: Macbeth at the ROH Covent Garden

All the big ensemble choruses, tightly drilled by ROH chorus director William Spaulding, sounded magnificent. 
Fionna Maddocks
The Guardian, 1 Apr 2018 

William Spaulding

Over the past two seasons, the Royal Opera has benefited from the engagement of William Spaulding as its chorus master. After an impressive career at Deutsche Oper Berlin, he brings an extraordinary talent to the London stage. Macbeth’s choruses do not enjoy the intensity of those in later Verdi works, but in this performance they were terrifyingly lethal.

Paul du Quenoy, “The New Criterion” / April 3, 2018

Shostakovich / Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Perfetto anche il coro della Royal Opera House diretto da William Spaulding che  oltre a dare sfoggio di una  notevole preparazione musicale impeccabile, dimostra di muoversi sulla scena con una maestria encomiabile in una produzione particolarmente impegnativa.

Pierluigi Guadagni, MTG Lirica,, April 23, 2018