July 2016

OPERA DI ROMA A CARACALLA - "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"

"…precise and suitable, Yves Abel's conducting was in full harmony with the orchestra… "
Virman Cusenza, Il Messaggero, 20th July 2016

"Congratulations to the conductor, Yves Abel, are a must. International name, specialized in the rare french repertoire, Abel classily leads the Barbiere score: and it's  known how often one can hear vulgar interpretations in such a delicate and well known score of the comic Rossini repertoire. Abel reading is soft and smooth, with a sparkling sense of rhythm. The typical rossinian drive emerges excellently in the famous overture; all Rossini's interval leaps, dotted rhythm, and snappy moments Abel makes more vivid in his choose of tempi and the vigilant agogic accents in the staccati, as well in the well known storm right before the finale. The franco-canadian does not lack in elegantly accompanying the singers, communicating consistently with the stage, and executing everything with precision: the complex concertatos above all."
Stefano Ceccarelli, L'Ape Musicale, 29th July 2016

"Musically, Abel is an expert conductor who knows how to measure balances and help the singers… "
Mario Dal Bello, Citta' Nuova, 23rd July 2016

"Brillant was also the musical side. Yves Abel conducts with precision and rhythm."
Giuseppe Pennisi

"Yves Abel conducted with precision and style, without excluding freedom in the use of colors, in line with what was happening on stage"
Opera Actual, September 2016