'Above all the conducting of Leo McFall signals the arrival of another exceptionally gifted young conductor from the Glyndebourne stable which has contributed so much in this field during the last 80 years. He secured glorious playing of this score from the small ensemble taken from Glyndebourne's fine tour orchestra. But above all he showed theatrical and musical instincts of the highest order, and a natural personal authority which will stand him in very good stead indeed as his career grows naturally in the coming years.'
Brian Dickie, Typepad
'Leo McFall is the kind of up-and-coming young conductor whom Glyndebourne has always been keen to encourage, and on this showing he is indeed one to watch... this was a highly evocative reading.'
'There is always a danger that this tautly written work, in which the composer plays his every stylistic trick, can sound like the soundtrack to the picnic of some peculiarly Anglican demons. Here the conductor Leo McFall steers it in a more universal direction, showing a complete grasp of the score's structure while finding desolate lyricism amid Britten's carefully calculated instrumental colours.'
The Daily Telegraph
'Britten's eerie score - for an orchestra of just 13 - inexorably tightens its own harmonic screw and is beautifully played under conductor Leo McFall.'
The Daily Mail
'There's admirably taut conducting from Leo McFall.'
The Guardian
'Final credit must be given to the Glyndebourne Touring Orchestra under the baton of conductor Leo McFall. He embraces the power of this chamber piece with great musical understanding and highlights the ominous twelve note theme that reoccurs throughout the opera in various formats. I have seen the Turn of the Screw six times in three different productions and I still learnt something new about the piece from his conducting.'
Limelight Magazine