Yankovskaya makes "impressive Arizona Opera debut" with "Shining Brow"
"With this performance, Russian-American conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya made a most impressive Arizona Opera debut. Her beat was cogent and her cues were always on time. She proves that it is knowledge, musicality, and administrative ability that bring a conductor to important podiums." -OperaWire.com
"Although we never saw the bloody murders, conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya, Chicago Opera Theater’s music director, accentuated shattering brass and quivering strings that foreshadowed what was going on behind the curtain. She led the orchestra with energy and technical precision to bring out the subtleties and excitement of Hagen’s cinematic and melodic score, which had delightful nods to jazz." -Tucson.com