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  • Dallas Opera: Der Ring des Polykrates

    Dallas Opera: Der Ring des Polykrates

    Dallas Opera: Der Ring des Polykrates

    Dallas Opera: Der Ring des Polykrates

    Emmanuel Villaume conducts the opera with a light touch, tailoring the Straussisms to Korngold’s more modest effort. His podium technique changes to match the character of the music he is conducting. Those who remember his serious demeanor in TDO’s fabulous production of Bellini’s Norma could only marvel at his lighthearted approach to the amusing banter and drolleries of The Ring of Polykrates.
    - Theater Jones
    Emmanuel Villaume conducts the opera with a light touch, tailoring the Straussisms to Korngold’s more modest effort. His podium technique changes to match the character of the music he is conducting. Those who remember his serious demeanor in TDO’s fabulous production of Bellini’s Norma could only marvel at his lighthearted approach to the amusing banter and drolleries of The Ring of Polykrates.
    - Theater Jones
    Emmanuel Villaume conducts the opera with a light touch, tailoring the Straussisms to Korngold’s more modest effort. His podium technique changes to match the character of the music he is conducting. Those who remember his serious demeanor in TDO’s fabulous production of Bellini’s Norma could only marvel at his lighthearted approach to the amusing banter and drolleries of The Ring of Polykrates.
    - Theater Jones
    Emmanuel Villaume conducts the opera with a light touch, tailoring the Straussisms to Korngold’s more modest effort. His podium technique changes to match the character of the music he is conducting. Those who remember his serious demeanor in TDO’s fabulous production of Bellini’s Norma could only marvel at his lighthearted approach to the amusing banter and drolleries of The Ring of Polykrates.
    - Theater Jones
  • Dallas Opera Orchestra: Korngold Violin Concerto

    Dallas Opera Orchestra: Korngold Violin Concerto

    Dallas Opera Orchestra: Korngold Violin Concerto

    Dallas Opera Orchestra: Korngold Violin Concerto

    Music director Emmauel Villaume, accompanied internationally acclaimed violinist Augustin Dumay, led the orchestra in a buoyant performance. Villaume and Dumay matched each other's enthusiasm throughout the final movement, which ended with cinematic flair. With his contagious enthusiasm, perhaps Villaume could conduct onstage more often.
    - Dallas Observer
    Music director Emmauel Villaume, accompanied internationally acclaimed violinist Augustin Dumay, led the orchestra in a buoyant performance. Villaume and Dumay matched each other's enthusiasm throughout the final movement, which ended with cinematic flair. With his contagious enthusiasm, perhaps Villaume could conduct onstage more often.
    - Dallas Observer
    Music director Emmauel Villaume, accompanied internationally acclaimed violinist Augustin Dumay, led the orchestra in a buoyant performance. Villaume and Dumay matched each other's enthusiasm throughout the final movement, which ended with cinematic flair. With his contagious enthusiasm, perhaps Villaume could conduct onstage more often.
    - Dallas Observer
    Music director Emmauel Villaume, accompanied internationally acclaimed violinist Augustin Dumay, led the orchestra in a buoyant performance. Villaume and Dumay matched each other's enthusiasm throughout the final movement, which ended with cinematic flair. With his contagious enthusiasm, perhaps Villaume could conduct onstage more often.
    - Dallas Observer
  • Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Emmanuel Villaume began with all the crash-bang-wallop Tosca needs and maintained that intensity as the opera went on and he sounded as if he was wonderfully supported by an excellent Met Orchestra. It was the ideal accompaniment for what we saw on screen as it was the vocal and acting abilities of Tosca, Cavaradossi and Scarpia that brought the story to life.
    - Seen and Heard International
    Emmanuel Villaume began with all the crash-bang-wallop Tosca needs and maintained that intensity as the opera went on and he sounded as if he was wonderfully supported by an excellent Met Orchestra. It was the ideal accompaniment for what we saw on screen as it was the vocal and acting abilities of Tosca, Cavaradossi and Scarpia that brought the story to life.
    - Seen and Heard International
    Emmanuel Villaume began with all the crash-bang-wallop Tosca needs and maintained that intensity as the opera went on and he sounded as if he was wonderfully supported by an excellent Met Orchestra. It was the ideal accompaniment for what we saw on screen as it was the vocal and acting abilities of Tosca, Cavaradossi and Scarpia that brought the story to life.
    - Seen and Heard International
    Emmanuel Villaume began with all the crash-bang-wallop Tosca needs and maintained that intensity as the opera went on and he sounded as if he was wonderfully supported by an excellent Met Orchestra. It was the ideal accompaniment for what we saw on screen as it was the vocal and acting abilities of Tosca, Cavaradossi and Scarpia that brought the story to life.
    - Seen and Heard International
  • Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Conductor Emmanuel Villaume captured the sweep and nuance of these moments with suppleness and sensitivity.
    - City Journal
    Conductor Emmanuel Villaume captured the sweep and nuance of these moments with suppleness and sensitivity.
    - City Journal
    Conductor Emmanuel Villaume captured the sweep and nuance of these moments with suppleness and sensitivity.
    - City Journal
    Conductor Emmanuel Villaume captured the sweep and nuance of these moments with suppleness and sensitivity.
    - City Journal
  • Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Emmanuel Villaume’s conducting is ideal, serving the work without orchestral narcissism, and perfectly accompanying the set. The tension never weakens between the scenes. You leave the production overwhelmed by emotion, deeply moved by the incredible intensity of the past two hours.
    - Forum Opera
    Emmanuel Villaume’s conducting is ideal, serving the work without orchestral narcissism, and perfectly accompanying the set. The tension never weakens between the scenes. You leave the production overwhelmed by emotion, deeply moved by the incredible intensity of the past two hours.
    - Forum Opera
    Emmanuel Villaume’s conducting is ideal, serving the work without orchestral narcissism, and perfectly accompanying the set. The tension never weakens between the scenes. You leave the production overwhelmed by emotion, deeply moved by the incredible intensity of the past two hours.
    - Forum Opera
    Emmanuel Villaume’s conducting is ideal, serving the work without orchestral narcissism, and perfectly accompanying the set. The tension never weakens between the scenes. You leave the production overwhelmed by emotion, deeply moved by the incredible intensity of the past two hours.
    - Forum Opera
  • Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

    Lovers of this opera should listen attentively to a subtle part of the production’s success: French conductor Emmanuel Villaume. I really do not know by what spell Nelsons or Levine could have done better than Villaume’s direction, one of the most interesting I have ever heard in terms of colors and dramatic underlining by contrasting tempos.
    - Le Devoir
    Lovers of this opera should listen attentively to a subtle part of the production’s success: French conductor Emmanuel Villaume. I really do not know by what spell Nelsons or Levine could have done better than Villaume’s direction, one of the most interesting I have ever heard in terms of colors and dramatic underlining by contrasting tempos.
    - Le Devoir
    Lovers of this opera should listen attentively to a subtle part of the production’s success: French conductor Emmanuel Villaume. I really do not know by what spell Nelsons or Levine could have done better than Villaume’s direction, one of the most interesting I have ever heard in terms of colors and dramatic underlining by contrasting tempos.
    - Le Devoir
    Lovers of this opera should listen attentively to a subtle part of the production’s success: French conductor Emmanuel Villaume. I really do not know by what spell Nelsons or Levine could have done better than Villaume’s direction, one of the most interesting I have ever heard in terms of colors and dramatic underlining by contrasting tempos.
    - Le Devoir