Irish Times: Magic Flute Review

The band is conducted stylishly from the harpsichord by Peter Whelan.

The Times: Radamisto Review

Peter Whelan conducts with imaginative touches.

The Irish Independent – Gluck’s Orfeo Review

The Irish Baroque Orchestra brings out the rich textures in Gluck’s score to cradle Orfeo’s grief. Conductor Peter Whelan’s timing is perfect and has plenty of personality.

Irish Times: Gluck’s Orfeo and Euridice Review

“Conductor Peter Whelan, consistently attentive to the balance of voices and instruments, brought an intense, crisp energy to the stylish playing of the Irish Baroque Orchestra.”

Michael Dungan

The Independent – New opera body is on song with fantastic ‘Figaro’

Conductor Peter Whelan’s command is perfectly pitched, with the orchestra’s comic timing occasionally uncannily well-judged, getting laughs all on its own. This is a packed evening’s first-rate entertainment; it runs the full three hours and 20, with every minute well spent.

Katy Hayes, The Independent

The Times – Irish National Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro

He was abetted by conductor Peter Whelan, who coaxed fleet playing from the Irish Chamber Orchestra so that the action rarely dragged.

Hugh Canning, The Times