Total reviews: 5
22 November 2019
These responsibilities rest most heavily on the shoulders of the conductor, and Karen Kamensek has integrated Akhnaten into the very core of her being. Kamensek kept the music flowing with clocklike precision and enveloped the theater in a shimmering, pulsating, musical cloud.Read the original review
25 October 2019
The production was monumental in scale but never overwhelmed the singers. Carsen made sure they were almost always front and center and singing directly to the audience. For the closing sections of the da capo arias, a large wall came down, and the singers were free to mesmerize with their beauty of tone, musicianship and all the emotion that they could muster.Read the original review
19 March 2019
Generally, I am not one to find escape in music, but conductor Gianluca Capuano’s reading of Gluck’s elegant score soothes and restores. As a complement, Robert Carsen’s production, updated to the modern day, reflects upon the universality encompassed in this ancient myth of inconsolable grief, fathomless love and benevolent gods.Read the original review
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