April 2016

SAN DIEGO OPERA - “Madama Butterfly”

“From the orchestra, Canadian conductor Yves Abel cultivated a burnished, highly dramatic account of Puccini’s rich score, yet allowed his audience to savor the many moments of its delicate instrumentation that set apart this Puccini opera from its cousins.”
Ken Herman, 18th April 2016

“The San Diego Opera Company with Canadian Yves Abel conducting (to perfection) the San Diego Symphony Orchestra...”
San Diego Examiner

“Under the baton of Canadian conductor Yves Abel, the San Diego Symphony exhibits both power and refinement”
Pat Launer, Times of San Diego, 20th April 2016

“Things get better through time, especially when accompanied by Yves Abel’s consistently exceptional blend of orchestral parlance”
Christie Grimstad, Concertonet, 21st April 2016

“Yves Abel performed Puccini’s score with impressive dramatic qualities... he brought out the immense pathos of Puccini’s score. This Butterfly left many patrons weeping tears of sympathy.”
Maria Nockin, Opera Today, 23rd April 2016