Pierre Vallet
Press

Vallet conducts with an innate understanding of the soloist’s intentions

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Stephen Pritchard, The Guardian

The hushed music as she entered the garden was handled with particular elegance by the orchestra, conducted in both works with an ear for transparent textures and fleet motion by Pierre Vallet.

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Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times

...outmatched by the chorus and orchestra who, galvanised by conductor Pierre Vallet, consistently grab Verdi’s score by the lapels.

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Hannah Nepil, Opera Now

French conductor Pierre Vallet strongly believes in every sound of every phrase and creates a sensitive conversation between himself and the music

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Edmundas Gedgaudas, Bravissimo Magazine

P. Vallet's interpretation of the concept of this opera was somewhat reminiscent of the one offered by Riccardo Muti.

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Jūratė Katinaitė, 7 Meno Dienos Weekly

Compared to the latest opera premieres of the LNOBT, this time the orchestra, led by French conductor Pierre Vallet, sounded somewhat aristocratic and didn't overshadow anything at all

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Jūratė Visockaitė, Literatūra ir Menas Magazine

As he did with the opening number, Vallet established a very wide dynamic range early on, allowing for a high ceiling, which the group built to as seamlessly as can be done with such a technically demanding work.

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Lucid Culture

“ with solid direction from Pierre Vallet...

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Opéra Magazine

The orchestra plays powerfully under Pierre Vallet's conducting,

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SVD –Svenska Dagbladet

...the orchestra, driven forward with a feverish intensity by Pierre Vallet

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Sveriges Radio
La Juive / Göteborg Opera / Spring 2014

“Tight and dramatic edgy sound from the Goteborg Opera orchestra under conductor Pierre Vallet.”

Aftonbladet

“Pierre Vallet, a fine conductor, gives this opera it’s full value...

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Dagens Nyheter
La Juive / Göteborg Opera / Spring 2014

...director Pierre Vallet has a fascinating ability to bring 'wholeness' so that Halevys music comes out as billowing and rich, changeable.

Magnus Haglund, Göteborg Press

With a meticulous attention to dynamic shifts and contrasts, guest conductor Pierre Vallet brought the curtain up with a trio of pieces from Berlioz’s “concert opera” The Damnation of Faust. The first selection, Menuet des Follets, got a jolly, balletesque sway balanced by pillowy strings; the second, Ballet des Sylphes, had a nocturnal if not particularly nymphlike sweep; the third, the Rakoczy March (based on the Hungarian national song) broght the boisterously dancing energy back up.

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Lucid Culture

...it was a very creditable performance under the baton of Pierre Vallet, who led crisply and cleanly...

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Opera Obsession

Sunday's guest conductor, Pierre Vallet, owns an impressive résumé from the operatic world, including work with the Met. Appropriately enough, he led off the program with the ebullient and thoroughly enjoyable "Polonaise" from Eugene Onegin, which the orchestra bounced merrily through.

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Angela Sutton, Feast of Music

"The Met needs good conductors right now, and on the strength of this performance, it's got a new one to call upon..."

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William V. Madison, Billevesées 9

Led by guest conductor Pierre Vallet, the ensemble opened with Englebert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel Overture: lush, dreamy beauty shifting to brighter and more energetic, with pinpoint French horn flourishes and a bouncy precision.

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Lucid Culture

Although Seiji Ozawa failed to come this time, Pierre Vallet who held the baton that night still contributed to the unique charm of the opera. One Japanese music critic once said that Ozawa's Bartok is the best in the world, and Mr. Vallet inherited its heritage after 15years being with Seiji Ozawa. He fully expressed the mysterious, gloomy atmosphere of the opera with unique music, which was a perfect combination of the performance with the two singers.

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China Daily

"Fortunately, the beauty of some of the brilliant melodic passages and its interpretation by the acclaimed performers, as well as the chorus and orchestra of the theater conducted by Pierre Vallet, delighted the audience."

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César López Rosell, El Periódico De Catalunya

"...a brilliant performance by a superb cast headed by the Polish tenor Piotr Beczala, the Bulgarian soprano Krassimira Stoyanova, the Uruguayan baritone Erwin Schrott, splendidly supported by the French baritone Ludovic Tézier the French mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes, and the orchestra and chorus from the Liceu led by Pierre Vallet."

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Lourdes Morgades, El País (Edición Cataluña)

"This is the first time that I will have him as conductor, said Stoyanova. So far I have worked with him as a pianist and I must say that he is exceptional..."

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Marta Cervera, El Periódico De Catalunya

"...Vallet kept a well-nigh perfect tempo going. Fast enough to capture the music's effervescent essence and keep its headlong drive going, without pushing the limits of his players."

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Lindsay Koob, Abundatrade.com

"His performance was a rendition of the most precise nature, blending a care for details into an effective dramatic arch, one congratulates this conductor who approaches music as a wise man...always respecting the balance between the stage and the pit."

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Joe Bolognesi, Anaclase.com
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