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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

Ma Meets Myers

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Les Fils: Spano, Myers et Ma

Stravinsky’s complete opera “The Nightingale” unfolds with playful, shining music that tells the story of a beautiful fable. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra featuring Yo Yo Ma presented “The Nightingale” last month, which also featured our own conductor Timothy Myers as the assistant conductor.

Here’s a video of Natalie Dessay–that consummate little nightingale of the opera stage–singing ” The Song of the Nightingale” from Le Rossignol along with the Paris National Opera. A bit of surrealism going on too.

Written by Darla

December 15, 2009 at 9:23 am

Posted in Myers, Opera Video