“Conductor Anne Manson led a skilled and beautifully prepared orchestra through the highly varied scores, providing a rich and supportive backdrop for the impressive array of young singers, all bursting with energy and eager to perform.” — Read more at ebar.com.
“Janacek’s music ingeniously blends folkloric Moravian elements, fragmented phrases and an elusive harmonic language to expose the raw undercurrents of the everyday characters. All these qualities came through vividly in the rich, surging performance led by the conductor Anne Manson.” — Read more at The New York Times.
“All told, this was an exciting evening. From start to finish, conductor Anne Manson’s pacing of the score displayed an assured feeling for Puccini’s unique idiom and a strong sense of communion with the singers.” – Read more at startribune.com.
“Conductor Anne Manson played those jokes to the hilt in a rollicking performance of the orchestral accompaniment with members of the Richmond Symphony.” – Read more
“She drew crisp, effervescent performances from everyone, balanced pit and stage perfectly and executed gradual tempo changes seamlessly.” – Read more
“I was expecting to be entertained by the Virginia Opera’s rendition of Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, directed by Sam Helfrich, which played at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts last night, but I wasn’t expecting to be delighted. I was. That’s not surprising, actually, given the high musical and dramatic reputations of […]
“Offenbach’s score provides the basis for all this, and it was cared for quite well by conductor Anne Manson and the Richmond Symphony musicians in the pit. This was a swift and animated reading of the work, one of Offenbach’s most memorable, including as it does the famous “Can-Can” as well as passing references to […]
This recording shows off the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s versatility, especially in the quick paced second and fourth movements, as well as the ensembles silky interpretation of the many-layered voices of the third movement, all under the precise direction of Manson. – Read more at nsmpania.com
“Its work was especially impressive where the orchestra was most crucial, in Janacek’s brilliantly scored opera “Katya Kabanova,” conducted by Anne Manson” Read More