In Review: Angus leads BLO's "The Handmaid's Tale"

05.13.2019

 

"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 chants for the Handmaids and the creepiest version of “Amazing Grace” you may ever hear."
-Boston Globe 

 

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"Gripping!  The score has lost none of its ferocious impact, and BLO’s ingenious, immersive staging in a Harvard basketball arena ensures that the audience cannot escape its message. … Conductor David Angus led a taut, balanced performance."

-Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal

 

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"The dramatic proceedings, directed by Anne Bogart, are consistently engaging and compelling, the orchestra tautly led by David Angus, and the singing superb."

-Katrina Holden-Buckley, Artsfuse

 

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"Holding the reins, David Angus, Music Director of BLO, conducts a tight and sharply executed super-sized orchestra of 65 players, with a chorus of about 34 singers, with complete control and expertise."
- Douglas Hall, Glide Magazine 


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"Led by conductor David Angus, the orchestra is immaculately in sync with the singers, creating a theatrical environment fit for an adaption of a dystopian novel."
-Yunkyo Kim, Huntington News
 

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