WIENER STAATSOPER – ‘La fille du Régiment’ –
"The state opera orchestra under the direction of Yves Abel was inspired."
Daniel Ender, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 07 April 2007
"Bravura arias and delicious choral moments with an exciting martial air constitute the chief musical attractions, and the orchestra under Yves Abel accompanied them expertly."
Irmgard Steiner, Neues Volksblatt, 04 April 2007
"Under conductor Yves Abel, the State Opera Orchestra was brassy, sweeping or subtle, as called for by Donizetti's score. The composer called this work his "little opera" - but there was nothing small Sunday about this performance in terms of musicality and stage presence."
George Jahn, San Francisco Chronicle, 04 April 2007
"Donizetti’s amusing orchestral textures were under the inspired and well-informed baton of Yves Abel whose conducting had momentum and bloom as well as softer woodwind colours in the sentimental passages."
Manuel Brug, Die Welt, 03 April 2007
"With Yves Abel on the podium the pace of the evening was assured, and he offered beautiful sounding support for this miracle of vocal comedy."