Reviews from the production of La Paquita in Munich, Germany

The evening was extremely lively, the Bayerische Staatsorchester achieved a splendid sound under the baton of maestro  Myron Romanul who coerced the orchestrations into a uniformed manner which supplemented its Spanish castagnette-color, its waltzes and mazurkas also in its part contributed to this model production with poetic-nostalgia, at the same time achieving a most intelligent-academic charm.

Die Welt

This "Paquita" production has an effect as if from a fairy-tale, light as a feather, floating, humorous, shimmeringly colorful, underscored by the Bayerische Staatsorchester under the direction from Myron Romanul , clearly accentuated with subtle passages during the ball scene.

Passauer Neue Presse

Conductor Myron Romanul and the Bayerische Staatsorchester certainly were fortunate to turn the music into gold through skillful phrasing and in a manner to bring out melodic bliss.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Myron Romanul worked on the orchestrations of the music by Minkus, Deldevez and many other composers and was very engaged on the podium.

Münchner Merkur

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Myron Romanul led the orchestra and gave the diverse and demanding score a new gloss…Rarely has one heard the sharp contrast in the fourth act between the playful antics of the artists and the sudden entrance of Musetta with the dying Mimi so clear in the music as in this performance in Mainz.

Opernglas

Romanul prepared the Philharmonic Orchestra thoroughly and conducted with variety… The Puccini score, often rather lovelessly underplayed, sprang to life again in Mainz… Many facets of the work, that are often lost, were successfully reworked in this performance.

Tagesanzeiger

With the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Staatstheater Mainz under the direction of Myron Romanul, much praise is due for the successful connection of color-rich, symphonic expressivity with a transparent orchestral texture in Puccini’s illustrative poesia del suono.

SWF Kulture

One could hear that Myron Romanul worked well with the orchestra… and they played the premiere with a sound that was always precise and, in the necessary moments, romantic.

Mainzer Rhein Zeitung

Myron Romanul’s conducting was in harmony with Stephan Kopf’s credible direction. Romanul’s reading of the score brings out its raw energy and brilliant effects, and the charm of the more tender moments… Under his direction, the talented singers were able to give their best performance.

Darmstaetter Echo

Myron Romanul creates the exact balance between flexible singing and purely conversational sound, between chamber music and powerful orchestral sonority… Despite Puccini’s octave doublings and triplings of the melodies, Romanul has control of the dynamic range, finding the sweetness without submerging in tasteless sentimentality.

Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz

The Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Myron Romanul played rhythmically and displayed a wide range of colors and dynamics.

Wiesbadener Kurier

Romanul conducted with verve and fire…

Neue Ruhr Zeitung, Essen

Under the direction of Romanul, the orchestra brought forth the full color and wild drama without compromising the subtilties.

Westfaelische Rundschau, Dortmund

Finally we have a conductor who takes this score of Tschaikowsky seriously and makes us understand why so many star conductors want to record it. Romanul's Sleeping Beauty is suddenly a suspenseful fairytale of cruelty and goodness… this performance did raise the hair on the back of my head.

Abendzeitung, Muenchen

Myron Romanul… elicited one miracle after another from the score. He found the precision, the wealth of expression, and depth of emotion – everything was there.

Neue Ruhr Zeitung, Essen

With confidence and the necessary limited gestures, Myron Romanul lead the musicians to a remarkable achievement. … the musicians played with joyous abandon under Romanul's competent leadership… the American was in his element with the music… he understands how to elicit enthusiasm… Seldom has this reviewer heard the orchestra this brilliant under a guest conductor.

Reutlinger General-Anzeiger

...Romanul skillfully coordinated between the stage and the orchestra pit…

Westfaelische Nachrichten, Muenster

...he led the orchestra to light up the score with ardor

Opernwelt

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