In the pit, conductor Pierre Vallet led the 1859 French version of the score (supervised by Hector Berlioz) with idiomatic style. This split of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra played this graceful music with skill and true artistry
St. Louis Dispatch, Sarah Bryan Miller
Pierre Vallet’s refined approach to the luscious overture immediately set the tone from the start for the audience to rest assured that an honest delivery would be the key overall theme.
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.
Zachary Woolf, New York Times: ‘Persée et Andromède’ Glows at Manhattan School of Music
...Conductor Pierre Vallet's reading of G. Verdi's score: there were no dragged tempos in sight, one could also hear expressive contrasts and an extraordinary flow of music. P. Vallet's interpretation of the concept of this opera was somewhat reminiscent of the one offered by Riccardo Muti.
Jūratė Katinaitė. 7 meno dienos weekly, 11 March 2016
...director Pierre Vallet has a fascinating ability to bring 'wholeness' so that Halevys music comes out as billowing and rich, changeable.
Magnus Haglund, GP
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