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  • Met Opera: Romeo and Juliette

    Met Opera: Romeo and Juliette

    Met Opera: Romeo and Juliette

    Met Opera: Romeo and Juliette

    Emmanuel Villaume’s fervent conducting added the emotional punch...
    - Gay City News
    Emmanuel Villaume’s fervent conducting added the emotional punch...
    - Gay City News
    Emmanuel Villaume’s fervent conducting added the emotional punch...
    - Gay City News
    Emmanuel Villaume’s fervent conducting added the emotional punch...
    - Gay City News
  • Met Opera: Romeo and Juliette

    Met Opera: Romeo and Juliette

    Met Opera: Romeo and Juliette

    Met Opera: Romeo and Juliette

    If there was a star on this night it was French conductor Emmanuel Villaume, who had a clear understanding of Gounod’s score. He began with a loud fortissimo that foreshadowed the impending doom of the two protagonists and immediately gave time to the chorus to depict the events. He then gave the celli a bit of time so they could relish in the love melody. Once the party got started Villaume conducted with vital energy emphasizing the waltz-like movement of the choral music...
    - Operawire
    If there was a star on this night it was French conductor Emmanuel Villaume, who had a clear understanding of Gounod’s score. He began with a loud fortissimo that foreshadowed the impending doom of the two protagonists and immediately gave time to the chorus to depict the events. He then gave the celli a bit of time so they could relish in the love melody. Once the party got started Villaume conducted with vital energy emphasizing the waltz-like movement of the choral music...
    - Operawire
    If there was a star on this night it was French conductor Emmanuel Villaume, who had a clear understanding of Gounod’s score. He began with a loud fortissimo that foreshadowed the impending doom of the two protagonists and immediately gave time to the chorus to depict the events. He then gave the celli a bit of time so they could relish in the love melody. Once the party got started Villaume conducted with vital energy emphasizing the waltz-like movement of the choral music...
    - Operawire
    If there was a star on this night it was French conductor Emmanuel Villaume, who had a clear understanding of Gounod’s score. He began with a loud fortissimo that foreshadowed the impending doom of the two protagonists and immediately gave time to the chorus to depict the events. He then gave the celli a bit of time so they could relish in the love melody. Once the party got started Villaume conducted with vital energy emphasizing the waltz-like movement of the choral music...
    - Operawire
  • Met Opera: Romeo and Juliette

    Met Opera: Romeo and Juliette

    Met Opera: Romeo and Juliette

    Met Opera: Romeo and Juliette

    They sang gorgeously, received glowing assistance from conductor Emmanuel Villaume and the Met Orchestra, behaved like adolescents without embarrassing themselves, and kissed nonstop.
    - NY Theatre Guide
    They sang gorgeously, received glowing assistance from conductor Emmanuel Villaume and the Met Orchestra, behaved like adolescents without embarrassing themselves, and kissed nonstop.
    - NY Theatre Guide
    They sang gorgeously, received glowing assistance from conductor Emmanuel Villaume and the Met Orchestra, behaved like adolescents without embarrassing themselves, and kissed nonstop.
    - NY Theatre Guide
    They sang gorgeously, received glowing assistance from conductor Emmanuel Villaume and the Met Orchestra, behaved like adolescents without embarrassing themselves, and kissed nonstop.
    - NY Theatre Guide
  • PKF USA Tour

    PKF USA Tour

    PKF USA Tour

    PKF USA Tour

    "[Emmanuel Villayme] ... conducts with an energetic, even muscular style. Villaume makes use of a baton, but for long sweeping passages he places the baton on the podium and conducts with his arms and hands supplying broad, sweeping gestures. Emmanuel Villaume made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2000, and since then he has conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York. He also serves as Music Director of Dallas Opera. In this concert, Villaume’s rendition of Smetana’s The Moldau was robust, yet he managed to bring out all the rich scene-painting of Smetana’s musical depiction of the River Moldau as it runs through forests and meadows, then swirls through rapids as it makes its way toward Prague."
    - The Berkley Daily Planet
    "[Emmanuel Villayme] ... conducts with an energetic, even muscular style. Villaume makes use of a baton, but for long sweeping passages he places the baton on the podium and conducts with his arms and hands supplying broad, sweeping gestures. Emmanuel Villaume made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2000, and since then he has conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York. He also serves as Music Director of Dallas Opera. In this concert, Villaume’s rendition of Smetana’s The Moldau was robust, yet he managed to bring out all the rich scene-painting of Smetana’s musical depiction of the River Moldau as it runs through forests and meadows, then swirls through rapids as it makes its way toward Prague."
    - The Berkley Daily Planet
    "[Emmanuel Villayme] ... conducts with an energetic, even muscular style. Villaume makes use of a baton, but for long sweeping passages he places the baton on the podium and conducts with his arms and hands supplying broad, sweeping gestures. Emmanuel Villaume made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2000, and since then he has conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York. He also serves as Music Director of Dallas Opera. In this concert, Villaume’s rendition of Smetana’s The Moldau was robust, yet he managed to bring out all the rich scene-painting of Smetana’s musical depiction of the River Moldau as it runs through forests and meadows, then swirls through rapids as it makes its way toward Prague."
    - The Berkley Daily Planet
    "[Emmanuel Villayme] ... conducts with an energetic, even muscular style. Villaume makes use of a baton, but for long sweeping passages he places the baton on the podium and conducts with his arms and hands supplying broad, sweeping gestures. Emmanuel Villaume made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2000, and since then he has conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York. He also serves as Music Director of Dallas Opera. In this concert, Villaume’s rendition of Smetana’s The Moldau was robust, yet he managed to bring out all the rich scene-painting of Smetana’s musical depiction of the River Moldau as it runs through forests and meadows, then swirls through rapids as it makes its way toward Prague."
    - The Berkley Daily Planet