Yannick and this magnificent orchestra were born for Bernstein.
Together, Bernstein’s Kaddish and Rossini’s Stabat Mater made for one of Philadelphia Orchestra’s finest concerts in recent memory.
Two highly satisfying evenings, more evenly drawn than I had expected.
The “semi-staging” seen here delivers less theater than no staging at all.
Conductor Cristian Macelaru’s middle-of-the-road approach has glorious moments, but doesn’t quite cohere dramatically.
Sometimes even in opera, it’s the orchestra that earns top billing. So it was on Thursday night, in a collaborative, semi-staged production […]