September 2019

SAN FRANCOSCO OPERA - “Romeo and Juliet”

The star-crossed lovers were entrapped in an opera mess worlds away from the smooth elegance of Gounod’s score effected by Canadian conductor Yves Abel...
...Conductor Yves Abel, a splendid Rossini conductor, knows how to achieve the expanses of lyricism that suspend all sense of time. And this he did effect last night from the War Memorial pit for Charles Gounod.”
Opera Today, Michael Milenski, 19th September 2019

“... the orchestra had moment of simple beauty with French-Canadian conductor Yves Abel capitalizing on the score and bringing out the mood variations the ambience required”
Opera Wire, September 2019

April 2019

BARCELONA - “Les Pecheurs des Perles”

“...The conductor Yves Abel brought a palette of many colors to Bizet’s music, highlighting his vitality, delicacy and momentum. He displayed a close affinity with the cast of singers and brought a distinctively French perfume to the orchestral playing as it alternated between bravura brilliance and intimacy, carefully balancing the volume to allow for the insufficient number of chorus voices.”
Opera, Victoria Stapells, August 2019