DEUTSCHE OPER, BERLIN – 'Carmen'
"Musically, this evening will remain in one's memory as a triumph of sensitivity. From the podium of the Deutsche Oper Orchestra Yves Abel produces astonishing results from the podium of the Deutsche Oper Orchestra. In his interpretation Abel spins and underpins a fundamental idea: Throughout this Carmen streams a flowing and fluctuating fantasia-like breath of wind as he allows everything to be delicate and pliable."
Jürgen Otten, Frankfurter Rundschau 13 March 2009
"With well-placed sparkle, the conductor, Yves Abel, shows an acute understanding of the complexities of "opera comique": entertainment, intelligence, luminosity."
Klaus Geitel, Berliner Morgenpost, 10 March 2009
"Yves Abel conducts the buoyant orchestra of the Deutsche Oper with an en emphasis on fresh colours and light rhythms."
Peter Uehling, Berliner Zeitung 10 March 2009
"Listening is well rewarded as the conductor, Yves Abel, succeeds in making a case for the intellectual beauty of opéra comique. Apart from the famous, racy numbers... Georges Bizet is also a master of diaphonous Divertissements, delicate communication and luminous orchestral interludes."
Frederik Hanssen, Der Tagesspiegel, 10 March 2009