'It's a complex work, but Natalie Murray Beale's conducting was astonishingly assured and controlled. It'd be an excellent idea to bring her back for some more Adams operas in the future - her level of expertise isn't easy to find.'
Paul Ballam-Cross LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE Australia - April 3, 2019
'The orchestra dazzled under the baton of Natalie Murray Beale.'
John Beckett www.schmopera.com - May, 2018
'A breath of humanity is in the hands of Natalie Murray, fine, memorable, intuitive, delicate and firm, directing Symphony No. 41 by Mozart.'
Gustavo Tatis Guerra El UNIVERS Colombia - January 6, 2019
'Natalie Murray Beale conducted a superb chamber orchestra.'
Alan Fitter www.londontheatre1.com - May, 2018
General Anzeiger/Bonner Rundschau - May, 2017
“The Australian conductor Natalie Murray Beale directs the choir and the striking Beethoven orchestra sovereignly through the complex rhythms of the musically immensely rich score, influenced by the American minimal music.”
Rheinische Post - April, 2017
“Natalie is holding the complex happening in the pit together sovereignly.”
Der Opernfreund - March, 2017
“The Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, under the musical direction of the conductor Natalie Murray Beale, impressively brought to obedience, so intensely one gets such a work rarely offered.”
Trpimir Matasovic, Zarez - February 26, 2016, MALTA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, PJAZZA TEATRU RJAL, VALLETTA
“Setting the tone for the evening, the MPO, under the direction of the Australian conductor Natalie Murray Beale, gave a lively performance of the overture to Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. In the popular Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s Prince Igor, the orchestra performed this work to perfection.”
“The evening was a great success, as demonstrated by the standing ovation from the appreciative audience.”
Anthony Hart, Times of Malta (Sunday Edition) - October 4, 2015
“To begin with, there was also the rarity of having a lady director at the helm, in this case the matter-of-fact and reliable Australian Natalie Murray Beale. She directed with ease yet firmly, and with no undue fuss, adding an elegant, feminine touch to it all.”
Albert Storace, Times of Malta - September 9, 2015
“The Polovtsian Dances from Borodin’s Prince Igor were projected with a mix of wild energy, a touch of raw savagery, nostalgia and mellow warmth and great bouncing rhythm.”
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, CROATIAN NATIONAL OPERA, HNK ZAGREB
"Natalie Murray Beale led a secure orchestra and chorus in a tight musical performance."
Concerti - May, 2017
“Natalie Murray Beale has studied this with the Beethoven Orchestra blindingly and achieves a differentiated, frequently expressive, highly flexible reproduction.”
O-Ton-online - April, 2017
“The Beethoven-Orchester Bonn under the musical direction of Natalie Murray Beale mastered the minimalist primed music of the 'postminimalists' - Adams over Adams - cum grano salis with commitment and feeling.”
FAZ - March, 2017
“Also musically the performance is impressive. The Australian conductor Natalie Murray Beale not only conducted the choir and the orchestra colourfully, but also the multifaceted style facets of the score.”
Davor Schopf, Vijenac - February 18, 2016
”...the audience responded enthusiastically to the staging and musical leadership of the two guests, Director Mauricio Garcia Lozana and Conductor Natalie Murray Beale.”
“...it was a very well-rehearsed show, where the large ensemble, singers and orchestra, and vice versa depended on each other, a prerequisite for Mozart opera.”
Jagoda Martincevic, Jutarnji list vecernje izdanje - February 8, 2016
“The opera remained magnificent thanks to brilliant ensemble singing and music-playing.”
Arsen Oremovic, Veüernji list - February 8, 2016