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Patrick Lange - Dirigent


La Traviata, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London, November 2011

«... and conductor Patrick Lange brings real distinction to the difficult task of minting the familiar score anew.»

George Hall, , 29.11.2011

«Tenderness shot through the entire final act, thanks to the combination of Pérez’s vocal (and acted) vulnerability and Patrick Lange’s ability to generate orchestrational transparency. ... The conducting by Patrick Lange, Chief Conductor at the Komische Oper, Berlin, was exemplary. Lange was making his Covent Garden debut, and let us hope he is contracted to return again soon. The orchestra clearly respected him and gave their all. The delicate strings at the opening of the opera were gorgeous (more secure than under Jan Latham-Koenig in Traviata I) and beautifully projected; the ensuing chorus was perfectly on the ball (and Lange took this passage at quite a lick). It is important to note that Lange’s fast tempi were not a result of hurry, rather the idea was to keep the drama moving. The difference is vital, for in the latter the result is dramatic impetus which here gave a feeling of inexorability of movement towards the tragic ending.»

Colin Clarke, Seen and Heard International, 28.11.2011