“Making an important debut in Sydney was Daniel Smith who exhibited riveting command of the orchestra and stage. Observing Smith’s mastery of this repertoire and the seamless connection he creates between orchestra and stage was a revelation. He perfectly balances his forces and elicits superb performances from the many soloists, chorus singers and instrumentalists. Smith exudes a vitality and fresh enthusiasm for the music that is infectious and the audience clearly expressed their enjoyment of his leadership and good humour with loud ovations.
- Victoria Watson (SoundsLikeSydney)