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“The premiere of Tosca on this Tuesday evening in August 2023 must go down in history as one of Den Jyske Opera's finest moments: Rarely is one tempted to describe the vocal and orchestral performance of an opera as perfect, but in this moment it was impossible not to fall for the temptation. When sung and played perfectly, the magic happens that the immersion in the work of art itself fills everything and all the technicalities are lost in the oblivion of the obvious - just listen when José Cura performs a ppp-sotto voce that sonically spreads to the farthest corners of the theater.”
“Musically, it is probably the best and most complete I can remember hearing at the Den Jyske Opera where my auditory memory goes back to 1957.”
Peter Wang, Ascolta
“Puccini's magnificent music is confidently performed by a well-playing Aarhus Symphony Orchestra under the expert musical direction of Italian conductor Vincenzo Milletarì. It's a sound that transcends all boundaries.”
Christina Beierholm, Kulturtid
“Vincenzo Milletari conducted the Donizetti Opera Orchestra with light touch skill and authority.”
John-Pierre Joyce, Opera Now
“Young conductor Vincenzo Milletarì brilliantly held the reins of the Orchestra Donizetti Opera and Chorus Donizetti Opera well conducted by Claudio Fenoglio, demonstrating to have magnificently absorbed Donizetti’s score giving a sparkling reading of it and maintaining a fine control of the relationship between pit and stage.”
"...The result of Verdi's masterpiece (La Traviata) was excellent, staged at the Swedish National Opera: Milletarì manages to sensitively accompany singers without reducing the orchestra to a mere supporting actor. Quite the opposite: it obtains powerful and refined colours from the instruments, takes great care of the beauty of the sound, always shiny and clean, gives the narration a swift and theatrically effective pace..."
(Fabio Larovere, Corriere della Sera)
"...In the orchestra pit Vincenzo Milletarì leads with skill and authority, he controls the eminent Royal Danish Orchestra with great insight, and he constantly follows the singers on stage and the Lyngbo's versatile regie."
"Vincenzo Milletarì drives the orchestra into extreme spheres of expression right from the start, sets sharp accents, heats through the piece with amazing rubati - and yet does everything exactly as Berlioz stipulates in his score.
Unlike in most performances, Milletarì favors smoothing, sharply distinguishing between a mezzoforte, a forte and a fortissimo: even the quadruple piano of the famous horn glissando in the final movement is still audibly graded from that of the triplet intoned just before. phenomenal!"
(Stephan Schwarz-Peters - Nürnberger Nachrichten)
"The conductor Vincenzo Milletarì was the absolute highlight and totally in control in front of the orchestra."
"Milletarì's gestures are broad and manifest, the attacks are precise. He breathes and pauses with the singers and the result is a Trovatore less bombastic than usual, but full of the nocturnal colours and the sober timbres of this unusual score. The agogic range chosen by the young director is broad: oases of lunar calm moments alternate with moments of fiery excitement, but never too pompous."
(Renato Verga, Bachtrack)
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