"Baritone Michael Mayes made a conniving Tonio, the circus performer who longs to possess Nedda for himself. With a rich tone that easily cut through the orchestral accompaniment, Mayes conveyed the character’s fall into jealousy and vengeance. As Taddeo in the Interme...


"BLO music director David Angus steers the large orchestra adeptly through this dark tale, elevating the drama and capturing its many moods. Among them, in Ruders’s evocative score, are some stunning ensemble passages, most hauntingly a slew of sinister scriptural chan...


"David Crawford’s Don Basilio offers a stirring basso which fits in with the comic drift but also has a rich elegance that moves one from beneath. . . The orchestra under David Angus is in fine form" -Boston Arts Diary

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"The speed of the music has to mat...


"By tradition, a Viennese New Year concert programme is dominated by the music of the Strauss dynasty – and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor David Angus didn’t disappoint in that regard in what was an exceptional evening of music. . . A rousing read...


"Jesse Blumberg, as Burke, sang with smooth tone and a surprising touch of humanity. Though he is the one who actually committed most of the murders, Blumberg found a sort of hidden innocence in the character. . . Set up behind the stage, the orchestra, led by David An...


"this more wooden take on the character gave Emily Birsan space to step up as a brilliant Susanna, nearly nudging Figaro out as main character and primary mover of the comic drama. Both leads showed fine, well-matched voices and lithe Mozartean instincts. . . The orche...


"The Boston Lyric Opera orchestra’s sound was clean and colorful under the baton of David Angus" -The Boston Globe

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"Conductor David Angus worked marvels in the pit with Stravinsky’s chamber-proportioned score. … Angus did work wonders with the gorgeo...


"The cartoonishly masculine, granite-jawed Michael Mayes brought a shyster’s swagger and a robust sound as Escamillo. He and Johnson Cano beautifully matched as a musical and theatrical pair so much so that it seemed obvious that Carmen and José had been wasting time o...


"in the pit, David Angus drew a sympathetic reading, relishing the different orchestral palettes Massenet conjures, especially the bold dashes of Kenneth Radnofsky’s saxophone solos." -Opera News

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“In the pit BLO music director David Angus had the orchestra sounding stronger than it has in some time, especially in the lower strings, and Annie Rabbat deftly floated the score’s numerous violin solos. This performance also boasted some extra bars of music for Werth...

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