"It's easy to believe in magic at Glimmerglass Festival's production of  "Candide," directed by Francesca Zambello with Joseph Colaneri conducting. These veteran collaborators stage a new production in which enchantment flows from the first bars of the unmistakably-Bernstein overture to the final ensemble number, "Make Our Garden Grow.
"Colaneri and the musicians interpret Bernstein's eclectic score to perfection, especially the overture, which is a popular stand-alone performance piece, and the Act II overture, which incorporates jazz, blues, and classical motifs-quintessentially Bernstein." (Bernstein, Candide, Glimmerglass Festival 2015)


"With performances of ‘Candide,’ ‘Macbeth’ and more, Glimmerglass remains a destination that promises opera lovers something new and special

"Mr. Colaneri’s muscular, propulsive conducting captured the pulse of the opera and its unstoppable trajectory of violence and death." - (Verdi, Macbeth, Glimmerglass Festival) The Wall Street Journal 


"...this rendition from director Francesca Zambello and conductor Joseph Colaneri takes a fresh look at some familiar and overlooked passages."


“Glimmerglass Festival's "Macbeth," as anticipated, was a huge success July 11, opening night, with larger-than-life guest artist Eric Owens in the title role, luxurious-voiced Melody Moore as Lady Macbeth, and a lineup of standout vocalists. Superstar status for this production of Verdi's 1847 opera, however, goes to the festival orchestra conductor Joseph Colaneri, who electrified the audience from the ominous opening chords to the mournful finale.” – 15/07/15


“…the immortal drama [Macbeth] moves ever forward, thanks to a driving and powerful orchestra performance, conducted by music director Joseph Colaneri…” 


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