Molomot’s “intrepid singing” in new Wozzeck recording

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 in Marc Molomot, Recording, Reviews | No Comments
Molomot’s “intrepid singing” in new Wozzeck recording

“In this performance, that voice belongs to tenor Marc Molomot, whose intrepid singing of the Hauptmann’s angular, awkwardly high-lying music is one of this Wozzeck’s greatest strengths. Precisely what motivates the Hauptmann’s idiosyncratic actions is one of Büchner’s and Berg’s gnawing enigmas, but Molomot, ever a shrewd artist with an uncanny ability to topple façades […]

Dobson’s “baritone power” propels ‘Don Giovanni’ with Florentine Opera

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 in Alexander Dobson, Reviews | No Comments
Dobson’s “baritone power” propels ‘Don Giovanni’ with Florentine Opera

“The title protagonist…was embodied in physique, serpentine poses and baritone power by Alexander Dobson. He flashes his sword and prowls for women like Douglas Fairbanks reborn into lechery.” — Read more at urbanmilwaukee.com.

Rose and Odyssey Opera present the rare “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 in Gil Rose, Reviews | No Comments
Rose and Odyssey Opera present the rare “The Importance of Being Earnest”

“Completed in 1962, this opera was never published and has rarely been performed; Odyssey had to get the permission of the composer’s granddaughter to obtain the manuscript from the Library of Congress. The result, in the performance Odyssey gave Friday at the BCA’s Virginia Wimberly Theatre, was well worth the trouble.” — Read more at […]

Dobson creates “the quintessential bad boy”

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 in Alexander Dobson, Reviews | No Comments
Dobson creates “the quintessential bad boy”

Baritone Alexander Dobson (Don Giovanni), a libertine whose gruesome comeuppance is delivered by one of the many people he has wronged, used a ringing, present sound and duplicitous charm to create the quintessential bad boy. — Read more at jsonline.com.

Douglas Williams “walked away with the evening’s vocal honors”

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 in Douglas Williams, Reviews | No Comments
Douglas Williams “walked away with the evening’s vocal honors”

“…Douglas Williams, who sang both the Ferryman in Curlew River and Aeneas, seemed to have the measure of the room; he walked away with the evening’s vocal honors.” — Read more at zealnyc.

Cummings’ Mozart is “a delight” with Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Posted on Mar 11, 2017 in Laurence Cummings, Reviews | No Comments
Cummings’ Mozart is “a delight” with Scottish Chamber Orchestra

“His Mozart Paris Symphony was a delight, full of gesture and rhetoric – seldom can its first movement’s rushing scales have had so much sheer meaning – but superbly balanced in a buoyant slow movement.” — Read more at The Scotsman.

Boston Globe: Playful spirit enlivens Handel and Haydn Society concert

Posted on Mar 5, 2017 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
Boston Globe: Playful spirit enlivens Handel and Haydn Society concert

“…from the moment that Nicholas McGegan took the podium to conduct the Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall Friday night, it was evident that a more playful approach had come to visit. More than once I was tempted to pull the nearest person into a dance, so infectious was the pulse at times. Heads […]

McGegan conducts Mozart and Arriaga with the Handel + Haydn Society

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan conducts Mozart and Arriaga with the Handel + Haydn Society

“…McGegan stirred the whole ensemble to a double-forte frenzy, which slowly faded as Don Juan descended and disappeared from view, in as clear a musical depiction of damnation as could be imagined, and extremely effective.” — Read more at The Boston Musical Intelligencer. Photo: Kat Waterman

Daniel Taylor and Suzie LeBlanc shine with Handel’s Duos d’Amour

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 in Daniel Taylor, Reviews | No Comments
Daniel Taylor and Suzie LeBlanc shine with Handel’s Duos d’Amour

“…long-time collaborators Daniel Taylor and Suzie LeBlanc lit up the night with a dazzling display of virtuosity in a selection of Handel’s greatest arias and duos…Taylor and LeBlanc gave the sense of freshness that can only come from rigorous attention to detail.” — Read more at La Scena Musicale.

McGegan delivers “delight, and a vivid musical experience” at Baltimore

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in Nicholas McGegan, Reviews | No Comments
McGegan delivers “delight, and a vivid musical experience” at Baltimore

“Every detail, every gesture in the concert revealed a seriousness of purpose essential to deliver delight, and a vivid musical experience…It was an uplifting and revitalising concert, reminding us that extraordinary music making has no fixed age, and classical music is as varied as it vital.” — Read more at mdtheatreguide.com.