Wiesbaden’s Chorus Master was on the podium for the new production [Madama Butterfly] and drew pleasingly precise playing from the Hessian State Orchestra, perfectly synchronised with both the stage action and the urgency of the piece’s Japanese sound illusions.Wiesbadener Kurier


Albert Horne’s exceptionally prepared chorus stands at the centre of this mythical, fairytale-like opera.Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine


From the first moments of the relatively well-known overture, Albert Horne signalled that premium quality would be served here…Wiesbaden’s “Candide” goes well beyond the usual operetta routine.Frankfurter Rundschau


Albert Horne conducted with unerring assurance, and the big, properly symphonic orchestra sounded wonderful.The Telegraph UK


Albert Horne conducts the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, who punch it out from the pit with panache.The Stage UK


Conducted by Albert Horne, the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra added a sublime interpretation of Gershwin’s score, a full to capacity Opera House appreciating every note. Maestro Horne can also take well-deserved credit for training the chorus.Monday Missile


Under the musical direction of Albert Horne, every chorus here lifts the spirit, renewing the heart-warming humanity of Gershwin’s opera for a new generation.The Financial Times UK


With music by George Gershwin, the orchestra in association with Welsh National Opera were sublime. Under Albert Horne’s baton, the orchestra sounded wonderful and was probably the biggest success within the production.West End Broadway World


The company’s chorus master, Albert Horne, in charge of the musical side of the tour, conducted an effectively dramatic account of the score.Opera Scotland


The orchestra, conducted by Albert Horne, were incredible. In association with Welsh National Opera, the first five or six rows of the stalls were removed to accommodate the gigantic orchestra. At times the sounds coming from the pit were like something I’d never heard before, a truly talented group of musicians that played to precision and accuracy throughout the show.What’s On Stage UK


The orchestra, formed in association with Welsh National Opera and conducted by Albert Horne, delivers a tight rendition.The Opera Critic


Conductor Albert Horne and an unbuttoned Orchestra of Welsh National Opera always let rip in the pit. The Times UK


Albert Horne, elevated from his usual role of chorus master, conducted the Cape Philharmonic with sensitive awareness of the singers’ needs and ensured that the balance between pit and stage was almost always exemplary.Opera Magazine, February 2012


At the helm of an excellent band, Albert Horne conducted with taut, idiomatic verve.
Opera Magazine, March 2012


The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra played beautifully throughout. Dramatic scenes were just that, yet their true colours were shown in the sensitive opening and closing moments. Albert Horne conducted them with aplomb. He also trained the chorus.Cape Argus


Honours must go to the Cape Town maestro Albert Horne, who conducted the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, giving a fresh musical reading.Die Burger


The KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra was on top form, and the conductor Albert Horne showed that he had the measure of the piece, in both its pacing and its powerful and moving message.Opera Magazine, November 2011


…the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra played beautifully throughout. Dramatic scenes were just that, yet their true colours were shown in the sensitive opening and closing moments. Albert Horne conducted them with aplomb. He also trained the chorus. Cape Argus Tonight section


I loved watching the dynamic conductor Albert Horne. He sings his way through every line in the score, keeping close contact with the stage, while he leads the orchestra with smooth precision.Helsingborgs Dagblad


The young conductor Albert Horne’s conducting is impeccable, while keeping the performances under firm control.Le Monde


It is also musically very pleasing. The young South African conductor Albert Horne did justice to the great melodic score.Svenska Dagbladet


Albert Horne leads the Orchestre Pasdeloup with a fine feel for Broadway style.Bloomberg


The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra gave sterling support under the baton of the company’s chorus master and music assistant Albert Horne. Opera Magazine


The Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra is in fine fettle under the baton of Albert Horne. Business Day


Like a puppet-master, Horne controls the opera musically and is responsible for a stylish interpretation, catering to the taste of all Baroque opera lovers. Die Burger