The reviews are in and the U.S. Premiere of Gounod’s La Reine de Saba was a hit!
“Rose’s baton was swift and secure, and the conductor mined every ounce of drama from the score. He drew orchestral accompaniment that was sensitive to the singers’ every phrase. The ballet in Act 4, with its rustic verve and quick Parisian waltzes, was a particular nonvocal highlight.”
“In her company debut, soprano Kara Shay Thomson made for a wonderfully elegant Balkis.”