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Drop All Lesser Pleasures

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"Drop all lesser pleasures..."

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin had never been performed in Alaska before last Saturday night. And who was conducting? Our own conductor far far from home, Timothy Myers! According to Mike Dunham of Alaska Daily News: “Non-singing counted for much here…notably the contribution of conductor Timothy Myers. Faced with a pared-down orchestra (nine violins total would be about half of the first violin section alone in any of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies), he compensated with masterful precision that paid attention to the composer’s melodies and ingenious deployment of instruments, getting especially crisp work from the winds. The distinct wind and harp voices supporting the letter writing scene came out with elegant clarity. The Anchorage Opera orchestra has seldom sounded this good. Should I ever find myself in a city where this man is directing another production or a concert, I’ll drop all lesser pleasures to attend.”

Let’s read that last line again: “Should I ever find myself in a city where this man is directing another production or a concert, I’ll drop all lesser pleasures to attend.”

Mike Dunham: Consider yourself invited to Raleigh!

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Written by Darla

February 9, 2010 at 8:23 am

Posted in Myers, Opera Production

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  1. I saw this article earlier. Man, I HOPE that we can get EUGINE ONEGIN performed here in the Triangle. How AWESOME would that be?!?

    David

    February 9, 2010 at 10:21 am

  2. Timothy is more than just “our conductor.” He is the OCNCs Artistic Advisor and Principal Conductor. And he has been retained as Artistic Director for the soon-to-be North Carolina Opera. How fortunate the Triangle is to have this talented young wunderkind!

    walton

    February 12, 2010 at 11:01 am


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