“Maestro and early music specialist Nicholas McGegan led the performance with an infectiously joyous demeanor. Among his many proclivities is his ability to not only give life to the score, but also his surroundings. He communicated with the musicians with a jovial stare, often turning around to give the audience the same courtesy. For a brief time we were allowed into his world, experiencing ‘Rinaldo’ through an optimist’s lens.”
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