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Financial Times: “The Temple of Glory, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, California — a majestic farce”

On May 2, 2017 |
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Rameau

“…music director Nicholas McGegan’s life-long Rameauphilia, and the participation of the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, sufficed to inspire the rebirth of a major contribution to the lyric stage…But […]




Mercury News: “Rare satiric Rameau-Voltaire opera beautifully staged”

On April 29, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“McGegan conducted with his trademark verve and attention to detail, drawing forceful orchestral responses in the triumphant music and gentle, opulent sound in the pastoral scenes.” — Read more at […]




SF Chronicle: “Temple’ revives the grandeur of the French Baroque”

On April 29, 2017 |
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McGegan-Rameau

“…rendered with nobility and verve by the orchestra under Music Director Nicholas McGegan…This was billed as the modern premiere of a work that has lain dormant for centuries; encountering it […]




McGegan brings out “every colourful detail” with Royal Northern Sinfonia

On April 14, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Handel uses the chorus and orchestra to great descriptive effect in the more dramatic parts of the story – the ten plagues, the parting of the Red Sea – and […]




McGegan “extracts every ounce of drama…”

On April 13, 2017 |
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Royal NOrthern Sinfonia

“The rare performance of the oratorio was directed by baroque specialist Nicholas McGegan, who extracted every ounce of drama from the score, while maintaining a driving momentum to the narrative.” […]




Boston Globe: Playful spirit enlivens Handel and Haydn Society concert

On March 5, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“…from the moment that Nicholas McGegan took the podium to conduct the Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall Friday night, it was evident that a more playful approach had […]




Mozart and Arriaga with the Handel + Haydn Society

On March 4, 2017 |
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McGegan

“…McGegan stirred the whole ensemble to a double-forte frenzy, which slowly faded as Don Juan descended and disappeared from view, in as clear a musical depiction of damnation as could […]




McGegan delivers “delight, and a vivid musical experience” at Baltimore

On February 27, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Every detail, every gesture in the concert revealed a seriousness of purpose essential to deliver delight, and a vivid musical experience…It was an uplifting and revitalising concert, reminding us that extraordinary […]




McGegan leads PBO in “Haydn, Mozart and … Gyrowetz”

On January 28, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“McGegan clearly understood the paths that Blumenstock chose to forge, and he made sure that PBO was with her every step of the way with just as much confidence and […]




McGegan’s “graceful charm” with Pasadena Symphony

On January 26, 2017 |
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Nicholas McGegan

“Under his baton, the Pasadena Symphony bounded through these works with all the sureness of movement and graceful charm of an Olympic gymnast.” — Read more at crescentavalleyweekly.com.