In Review: Colaneri brings his "special affinity" to "La Traviata" at The Glimme


“Glimmerglass conductor Joseph Colaneri brings his special affinity for the work to a most satisfying outcome. He draws out the intimacy of these relationships and the fragility of our heroine through his insistence on reining in both orchestra and singers. ‘Soft and delicate’ wins the day. . . Colaneri argues musically from the podium that this is exactly what Verdi was going for in this middle period of a long life as opera-maker: la zona intima. Equally important, the Glimmerglass stage-audience relationship allows for this intimacy in its configuration, size, and warm acoustics. Just as Colaneri called it in his pre-show remarks yes, I heard Verdi’s well-known and much-beloved score “like the ink is wet.”" -DC Theatre Scene

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"Conductor Joseph Colaneri’s orchestra played with a force and sense of detail to match the stage picture." -Times Union

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