February, 2015

METROPOLITAN OPERA - Les Contes d’Hoffmann - Live HD Broadcast

“This was another excellent performance from the Met. ...Yves Abel, a brilliant conductor, conducted with energy and delicacy.” Michael Tanner, The Spectator (UK), February 2, 2015
“When everyone sings at the end ‘Love lends man greatness. Tears make him greater still’ it brought great poignancy to these concluding moments. Complicit in the success of this revival was French-Canadian conductor Yves Abel and the instinctive, exuberant, evocative and idiomatic account of the score he elicited from the always great sounding Met orchestra … especially as here in HD.”
Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard, February 3, 2015