Opera News: Yankovskaya displays "remarkable versatility" in COT Everest & Aleko
"Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya displayed remarkable versatility in her leadership of the seventy-member orchestra, here placed behind the action onstage. The eerie opening passages of Everest suggested isolation itself, while the peasant dances in the Rachmaninoff careened along delightfully. The percussion and brass outdid themselves. COT’s audience was enthralled."