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  • Deutsche Grammophon: Iolanta

    Deutsche Grammophon: Iolanta

    Deutsche Grammophon: Iolanta

    Deutsche Grammophon: Iolanta

    No. 3 in 10 Best CDs & DVDs in Opera of 2015 (Slovenian Chamber Choir and Philharmonic, Emmanuel Villaume. Deutsche Grammohpon, CD)
    - David Shengold, Opera News
    No. 3 in 10 Best CDs & DVDs in Opera of 2015 (Slovenian Chamber Choir and Philharmonic, Emmanuel Villaume. Deutsche Grammohpon, CD)
    - David Shengold, Opera News
    No. 3 in 10 Best CDs & DVDs in Opera of 2015 (Slovenian Chamber Choir and Philharmonic, Emmanuel Villaume. Deutsche Grammohpon, CD)
    - David Shengold, Opera News
    No. 3 in 10 Best CDs & DVDs in Opera of 2015 (Slovenian Chamber Choir and Philharmonic, Emmanuel Villaume. Deutsche Grammohpon, CD)
    - David Shengold, Opera News
  • Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    In the pit Emmanuel Villaume asserts a high degree of precision and control over a score that undergoes a remarkable number of ‘mood swings’. This is a reading that allows the details and nuances in sound to come to the fore, and in those moments that employ few instruments the vast Royal Opera House suddenly feels like a very intimate place.
    - Sam Smith, Opera Online
    In the pit Emmanuel Villaume asserts a high degree of precision and control over a score that undergoes a remarkable number of ‘mood swings’. This is a reading that allows the details and nuances in sound to come to the fore, and in those moments that employ few instruments the vast Royal Opera House suddenly feels like a very intimate place.
    - Sam Smith, Opera Online
    In the pit Emmanuel Villaume asserts a high degree of precision and control over a score that undergoes a remarkable number of ‘mood swings’. This is a reading that allows the details and nuances in sound to come to the fore, and in those moments that employ few instruments the vast Royal Opera House suddenly feels like a very intimate place.
    - Sam Smith, Opera Online
    In the pit Emmanuel Villaume asserts a high degree of precision and control over a score that undergoes a remarkable number of ‘mood swings’. This is a reading that allows the details and nuances in sound to come to the fore, and in those moments that employ few instruments the vast Royal Opera House suddenly feels like a very intimate place.
    - Sam Smith, Opera Online
  • Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Une baguette qui change tout

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    ...Emmanuel Villaume réussit en osant là où les grands chefs choisissent souvent une option plus posée, et exalte un plateau où l’on redécouvre une Angela Gheorghiu et un Riccardo Massi rarement entendus à un tel niveau ces dernières années.
    - Vincent Guillemin, altamusica.com
    ...Emmanuel Villaume réussit en osant là où les grands chefs choisissent souvent une option plus posée, et exalte un plateau où l’on redécouvre une Angela Gheorghiu et un Riccardo Massi rarement entendus à un tel niveau ces dernières années.
    - Vincent Guillemin, altamusica.com
    ...Emmanuel Villaume réussit en osant là où les grands chefs choisissent souvent une option plus posée, et exalte un plateau où l’on redécouvre une Angela Gheorghiu et un Riccardo Massi rarement entendus à un tel niveau ces dernières années.
    - Vincent Guillemin, altamusica.com
    ...Emmanuel Villaume réussit en osant là où les grands chefs choisissent souvent une option plus posée, et exalte un plateau où l’on redécouvre une Angela Gheorghiu et un Riccardo Massi rarement entendus à un tel niveau ces dernières années.
    - Vincent Guillemin, altamusica.com
  • Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Credit should also be given to the ROH Orchestra. Under the baton of Villaume, the orchestra provided a sensitive and equally passionate musical backdrop, from the blazing opening chords, the thunderous string unison force that marked the death of Scarpia, the graceful woodwind colours, the notable clarinet melody heartening Cavaradossi’s final act romanza and the strident forte brass in the catastrophic conclusion.
    - Isaac Takahashi, The Upcoming
    Credit should also be given to the ROH Orchestra. Under the baton of Villaume, the orchestra provided a sensitive and equally passionate musical backdrop, from the blazing opening chords, the thunderous string unison force that marked the death of Scarpia, the graceful woodwind colours, the notable clarinet melody heartening Cavaradossi’s final act romanza and the strident forte brass in the catastrophic conclusion.
    - Isaac Takahashi, The Upcoming
    Credit should also be given to the ROH Orchestra. Under the baton of Villaume, the orchestra provided a sensitive and equally passionate musical backdrop, from the blazing opening chords, the thunderous string unison force that marked the death of Scarpia, the graceful woodwind colours, the notable clarinet melody heartening Cavaradossi’s final act romanza and the strident forte brass in the catastrophic conclusion.
    - Isaac Takahashi, The Upcoming
    Credit should also be given to the ROH Orchestra. Under the baton of Villaume, the orchestra provided a sensitive and equally passionate musical backdrop, from the blazing opening chords, the thunderous string unison force that marked the death of Scarpia, the graceful woodwind colours, the notable clarinet melody heartening Cavaradossi’s final act romanza and the strident forte brass in the catastrophic conclusion.
    - Isaac Takahashi, The Upcoming
  • Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Even so, the climactic second act Tosca-Scarpia confrontation generates considerable heat, with Emmanuel Villaume’s conducting – impressive both in its coherent overview and its attention to finer detail – driving the score along with passion as well as panache.
    - George Hall, The Stage
    Even so, the climactic second act Tosca-Scarpia confrontation generates considerable heat, with Emmanuel Villaume’s conducting – impressive both in its coherent overview and its attention to finer detail – driving the score along with passion as well as panache.
    - George Hall, The Stage
    Even so, the climactic second act Tosca-Scarpia confrontation generates considerable heat, with Emmanuel Villaume’s conducting – impressive both in its coherent overview and its attention to finer detail – driving the score along with passion as well as panache.
    - George Hall, The Stage
    Even so, the climactic second act Tosca-Scarpia confrontation generates considerable heat, with Emmanuel Villaume’s conducting – impressive both in its coherent overview and its attention to finer detail – driving the score along with passion as well as panache.
    - George Hall, The Stage
  • Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    Royal Opera House: Tosca

    ... Emmanuel Villaume – music director of Dallas Opera – knew what to do and his conducting here was mostly passionate and sweeping, and occasionally cranked up the tension almost unbearably such as during the torture scene and Scarpia’s death in Act II. He grabbed this listener’s attention from the opening chords and kept it throughout until the closing ones … and as a result the evening flew by.
    - Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International
    ... Emmanuel Villaume – music director of Dallas Opera – knew what to do and his conducting here was mostly passionate and sweeping, and occasionally cranked up the tension almost unbearably such as during the torture scene and Scarpia’s death in Act II. He grabbed this listener’s attention from the opening chords and kept it throughout until the closing ones … and as a result the evening flew by.
    - Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International
    ... Emmanuel Villaume – music director of Dallas Opera – knew what to do and his conducting here was mostly passionate and sweeping, and occasionally cranked up the tension almost unbearably such as during the torture scene and Scarpia’s death in Act II. He grabbed this listener’s attention from the opening chords and kept it throughout until the closing ones … and as a result the evening flew by.
    - Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International
    ... Emmanuel Villaume – music director of Dallas Opera – knew what to do and his conducting here was mostly passionate and sweeping, and occasionally cranked up the tension almost unbearably such as during the torture scene and Scarpia’s death in Act II. He grabbed this listener’s attention from the opening chords and kept it throughout until the closing ones … and as a result the evening flew by.
    - Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International