October 2017


“...Toronto born conductor Yves Abel, who enjoys a great career outside this country, makes a way overdue mainstage local debut with this opera. On Wednesday night, he demonstrated total command of Donizzetti’s richly textured score, working in subtle shading of phrase and tone wherever possible. He was also masterful at managing the elastic musical relationship between orchestra and singers in this sort of work.”
Toronto Star, John Terauds, 13th October 2017

“... the internationally busy Canadian conductor Yves Abel made a belated COC debut eliciting lovely sounds from the COC Orchestra...”
Gianmarco Segato, 14th October 2017