from the production of La Paquita in Munich, Germany
evening was extremely lively, the Bayerische
Staatsorchester achieved a splendid sound under the baton of maestro
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Myron Romanul played
rhythmically and displayed a wide range of colors and dynamics.
conducted with verve and fire…
Ruhr Zeitung, Essen
the direction of Romanul, the orchestra brought forth the full color and
wild drama without compromising the subtilties.
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
Romanul… elicited one miracle after another from the score. He found
the precision, the wealth of expression, and depth of emotion –
everything was there.
Ruhr Zeitung, Essen
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
skillfully coordinated between the stage and the orchestra pit…
Westfaelische Nachrichten, Muenster
led the orchestra to light up the score with ardor