"the superb British conductor William Lacey" - Toronto Globe and Mail

 "world-class conductor William Lacey" - Birmingham Post (UK)   

 "For the second time after 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', together with the orchestra, chorus and soloists, Lacey makes Britten in Moscow a revelation and a great event." - Kommersant, Moscow (on 'Billy Budd') 

"brilliantly conducted by William Lacey" - La Vanguardia (Barcelona)

"the Gewandhaus Orchestra under William Lacey: music like in heaven." - BILD Zeitung (Germany) 

"Lacey conducted masterfully" - San Francisco Chronicle

"wonder-conductor William Lacey" - Open Space (Moscow) 

"the remarkable young English conductor William Lacey"   - Le Monde de la Musique (Paris) 

"Verdi's wonderful music receives an explosively powerful vocal and musical portrayal under the direction of William Lacey."                           - NRC Handelsblad (Rotterdam)

"The real star of the evening is in the pit. And the premiere applause made that continually clear. William Lacey stands at the head of a Gewandhausorchester whose playing is phenomenal and well-balanced." - Leipziger Volkszeitung

"William Lacey is clearly a conductor of real gifts." - Gramophone

"Firstly, the biggest surprise was the unrecognisable sound of the orchestra in terms of quality under the capable direction of William Lacey." - Eleftherotypia (Athens)