Joseph Colaneri praised by Opera News for "La bohème" at Glimmerglass Festival

09.23.2016

 

"But the treatment of the central love affair was unfussy and sensitive: in the scenes between Mimì and Rodolfo, the work’s unbounded pathos came through. For this, Meeker must share credit with Glimmerglass music director Joseph Colaneri, the production’s conductor. His reading maintained a balance between taut and spacious; he gave his singers plenty of room for expression without ever letting the sentiment descend into mawkishness. When the Bohemians flattered Benoît, Colaneri imparted a gentle spring to the underlying berceuse rhythm: I had heard the passage a thousand times but had never before so fully appreciated its mocking wit." -Opera News

 

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