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  • Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    There was another star of the evening: conductor Emmanuel Villaume, who coaxed consistently expressive, multi-hued, luminous playing for Rimsky’s scintillating score. He clearly treasures its shimmering beauties and gave the musicians time to indulge in the soloistic writing, but judiciously, and in ways that enhanced the theatricality onstage.
    - Memeteria
    There was another star of the evening: conductor Emmanuel Villaume, who coaxed consistently expressive, multi-hued, luminous playing for Rimsky’s scintillating score. He clearly treasures its shimmering beauties and gave the musicians time to indulge in the soloistic writing, but judiciously, and in ways that enhanced the theatricality onstage.
    - Memeteria
    There was another star of the evening: conductor Emmanuel Villaume, who coaxed consistently expressive, multi-hued, luminous playing for Rimsky’s scintillating score. He clearly treasures its shimmering beauties and gave the musicians time to indulge in the soloistic writing, but judiciously, and in ways that enhanced the theatricality onstage.
    - Memeteria
    There was another star of the evening: conductor Emmanuel Villaume, who coaxed consistently expressive, multi-hued, luminous playing for Rimsky’s scintillating score. He clearly treasures its shimmering beauties and gave the musicians time to indulge in the soloistic writing, but judiciously, and in ways that enhanced the theatricality onstage.
    - Memeteria
  • Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    This shimmering sound world was conducted by the talented Emmanuel Villaume with expansive tempos that never slowed down the action.
    - Classical Voice North America
    This shimmering sound world was conducted by the talented Emmanuel Villaume with expansive tempos that never slowed down the action.
    - Classical Voice North America
    This shimmering sound world was conducted by the talented Emmanuel Villaume with expansive tempos that never slowed down the action.
    - Classical Voice North America
    This shimmering sound world was conducted by the talented Emmanuel Villaume with expansive tempos that never slowed down the action.
    - Classical Voice North America
  • Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Conductor Emmanuel Villaume led an unrushed, luxurious performance by the excellent SFO orchestra and cast. I cannot imagine a better realized, musically beautiful, or satisfying performance than I heard.
    - Sharps and Flatirons
    Conductor Emmanuel Villaume led an unrushed, luxurious performance by the excellent SFO orchestra and cast. I cannot imagine a better realized, musically beautiful, or satisfying performance than I heard.
    - Sharps and Flatirons
    Conductor Emmanuel Villaume led an unrushed, luxurious performance by the excellent SFO orchestra and cast. I cannot imagine a better realized, musically beautiful, or satisfying performance than I heard.
    - Sharps and Flatirons
    Conductor Emmanuel Villaume led an unrushed, luxurious performance by the excellent SFO orchestra and cast. I cannot imagine a better realized, musically beautiful, or satisfying performance than I heard.
    - Sharps and Flatirons
  • Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Emmanuel Villaume led the orchestra in a precise performance. The opening trumpet solo fanfare was clear and grand, the pizzicato strings were playful, and the harp and celesta shimmered. Rimsky Korsakov’s score often gives individual instruments exposed melodies (usually whimsical); all were well delivered.
    - Bachtrack
    Emmanuel Villaume led the orchestra in a precise performance. The opening trumpet solo fanfare was clear and grand, the pizzicato strings were playful, and the harp and celesta shimmered. Rimsky Korsakov’s score often gives individual instruments exposed melodies (usually whimsical); all were well delivered.
    - Bachtrack
    Emmanuel Villaume led the orchestra in a precise performance. The opening trumpet solo fanfare was clear and grand, the pizzicato strings were playful, and the harp and celesta shimmered. Rimsky Korsakov’s score often gives individual instruments exposed melodies (usually whimsical); all were well delivered.
    - Bachtrack
    Emmanuel Villaume led the orchestra in a precise performance. The opening trumpet solo fanfare was clear and grand, the pizzicato strings were playful, and the harp and celesta shimmered. Rimsky Korsakov’s score often gives individual instruments exposed melodies (usually whimsical); all were well delivered.
    - Bachtrack
  • Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Rimsky-Korsakov was one of music’s supreme orchestrators, and throughout the evening conductor Emmanuel Villaume elicited lovely playing in the pit.
    - The Santa Fe New Mexican
    Rimsky-Korsakov was one of music’s supreme orchestrators, and throughout the evening conductor Emmanuel Villaume elicited lovely playing in the pit.
    - The Santa Fe New Mexican
    Rimsky-Korsakov was one of music’s supreme orchestrators, and throughout the evening conductor Emmanuel Villaume elicited lovely playing in the pit.
    - The Santa Fe New Mexican
    Rimsky-Korsakov was one of music’s supreme orchestrators, and throughout the evening conductor Emmanuel Villaume elicited lovely playing in the pit.
    - The Santa Fe New Mexican
  • Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    Santa Fe: The Golden Cockerel

    French conductor Emmanuel Villaume led the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra in a majestically-contoured, sensitive performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Orientalist” score.
    - Opera Warhorses
    French conductor Emmanuel Villaume led the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra in a majestically-contoured, sensitive performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Orientalist” score.
    - Opera Warhorses
    French conductor Emmanuel Villaume led the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra in a majestically-contoured, sensitive performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Orientalist” score.
    - Opera Warhorses
    French conductor Emmanuel Villaume led the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra in a majestically-contoured, sensitive performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Orientalist” score.
    - Opera Warhorses
  • Diana Damrau: Meyerbeer European Tour

    Diana Damrau: Meyerbeer European Tour

    Diana Damrau: Meyerbeer European Tour

    Diana Damrau: Meyerbeer European Tour

    "Emmanuel Villaume and his orchestra are excellent, the incidental singers classy..."
    - The Guardian
    "Emmanuel Villaume and his orchestra are excellent, the incidental singers classy..."
    - The Guardian
    "Emmanuel Villaume and his orchestra are excellent, the incidental singers classy..."
    - The Guardian
    "Emmanuel Villaume and his orchestra are excellent, the incidental singers classy..."
    - The Guardian
  • 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