The reviews are in for Maestro Joseph Colaneri for “Little Women” at Mannes School of Music!
“Mark Adamo’s Little Women is one of the few contemporary operas that have entered the repertory. Even The New York Times’ oft-quoted assessment, “some sort of masterpiece,” lifted it up, rather than jinxed it. Its popularity is not confined to the U.S.: since its first performances in 1998, the opera has been seen in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Israel, Japan, Mexico, and the Philippines. … …JOSEPH COLANERI carefully sculpted the musical side of the equation, and The Mannes Orchestra played with clarity and subtlety. … Mannes lavished all the care and attention on this production that Adamo, who was in the audience, could wish for.” (Mannes Opera, Adamo, Little Women) –SeenandHeardInternational.com, May 12, 2016
“Mark Adamo is one of the three big A’s in contemporary opera composition. Little Women, the first of his three completed operas, is produced by the Mannes Opera. … JOSEPH COLANERI conducted the Mannes Orchestra, and helped bring out all the special touches the composer provides. … When you see such talent making opera art with contemporary works and an engaged and satisfied audience, it suggests that opera will live on in this century. Mannes is contributing to a rich future.”(Mannes Opera, Adamo, Little Women) –berkshirefinearts.com, May 7, 2016