F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
"The American Robert Tuohy is a new discovery for us...the orchestra is dripping with colors and sensuality"
(Lakmé at l'Opéra National de Montpellier)
“In this performance of Manon Lescaut, one notes above all the superb work accomplished by Robert Tuohy conducting l'Orchestre National de Montpellier"
(Manon Lescaut at l'Opéra National de Montpellier)
"Elegance, poetry, and passion, as well the tragic dimension of the piece are treated with excellent taste. A beautiful lesson to delight all those who regret this or that mythical conductor of the previous generation.”
(Les pêcheurs de perles at Opéra de Reims)
"The last time he conducted Lakmé, he was already able to balance energy, clarity and precision, and to make the orchestra sing while still supporting the singers. This time we find the same mastery, perhaps on an even higher level, paying careful attention to the sound-world, where the timbres give us the exotic dimension and where the dynamic intensity conjures up strong emotions. He obtains a succession of ravishing, scintillating details and striking dissonances from the orchestra, only underlining ‘effects’ with a remarkable sobriety, and all this with a wondrous sense of balance, because none of the lyricism has been sacrificed."
(Lakmé at l'Opéra de Marseille)
“Swept up in the pleasure of introducing this delectable piece to the Marseille public, the American conductor Robert Tuohy - already acclaimed on this same stage last year in Lakmé - shows himself capable of lifting up - and even transcending - the Marseille Opera Orchestra by his own energy (so communicative!). A sparkling, charming, dancing conductor, in complete osmosis with a cast that deserves nothing but the highest praise.”
(Candide at l’Opéra de Marseille)
“Already performed a few days previously at Marseille, it’s with the perfectly rehearsed and reactive forces of l’Opéra de Marseille that Robert Tuohy makes his début at the Avenue Montaigne, as we can already hear in the overture: promising in its vitality, the richness of its dynamics, the highlighted phrasing, the subtlety of its transitions, and brought out even more by the supple conducting of the Irish-American conductor and by the quality of the wind and percussion sections of the Marseille Orchestra. An introductory eloquence that will be confirmed by all that follows.”
(Candide at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées)