Manson leads Merola’s Schwabacher Summer Concert

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 in Anne Manson, Reviews | No Comments
Manson leads Merola’s Schwabacher Summer Concert

“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.

Manson’s “suberb direction” at Merola

Posted on Jul 9, 2017 in Anne Manson, Reviews | No Comments
Manson’s “suberb direction” at Merola

“It was big. Very big. Big voices, talent, operatic passion, program variety, and orchestral accompaniment under Anne Manson’s supportive and superb direction.” — Read more at San Francisco Classical Voice.

NY Times: Manson’s “rich, surging performance”

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 in Anne Manson | No Comments
NY Times: Manson’s “rich, surging performance”

“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.

Anne Manson helm’s Minnesota Opera’s “exciting evening” of ‘Tosca’

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 in Anne Manson, Reviews | No Comments
Anne Manson helm’s Minnesota Opera’s “exciting evening” of ‘Tosca’

“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.

Manson’s “rollicking performance” with Virginia Opera

Posted on Oct 11, 2015 in Anne Manson, Reviews | No Comments
Manson’s “rollicking performance” with Virginia Opera

“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

Washington Post: Manson with Virginia Opera – “Almost Heaven”

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 in Anne Manson, Reviews | No Comments
Washington Post: Manson with Virginia Opera – “Almost Heaven”

“She drew crisp, effervescent performances from everyone, balanced pit and stage perfectly and executed gradual tempo changes seamlessly.” – Read more

DC Metro Theater Arts – Anne Manson conducts Virginia Opera

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 in Anne Manson, Reviews | No Comments
DC Metro Theater Arts – Anne Manson conducts Virginia Opera

“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 […]

Manson’s invigorating “Orpheus in the Underworld”

Posted on Sep 30, 2015 in Anne Manson, Reviews | No Comments
Manson’s invigorating “Orpheus in the Underworld”

“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 […]

Anne Manson’s “tour de force” recording

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Anne Manson, Artist News, News, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
Anne Manson’s “tour de force” recording

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

Anne Manson Conducting Youthful Mastery: NY Times Review

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in Anne Manson, Artist News, Reviews | No Comments
Anne Manson Conducting Youthful Mastery: NY Times Review

“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