Teatro Regio, Torino
October | 2019
The strength of tradition
Turin: at the Teatro Regio, for Tosca, the promising baton of Lorenzo Passerini and an excellent cast
"[...] The same attention to detail is perceived in another of the strengths of this Tosca from Turin, which revealed the young, indeed very young baton of Lorenzo Passerini, collaborator of Nicola Luisotti, who arrived for the first four performances of ten in billboard to replace the planned Daniel Oren. At the head of an orchestra in resplendent form (the choir instructed by Andrea Secchi is also excellent, as well as that of the white voices of the Regio and the Conservatory of Turin prepared by Claudio Fenoglio), his direction immediately imposes itself for a dense orchestral cut but not overwhelming. It is certainly benefited by voices of considerable tonnage, which can bear the weight of a concertation of evident symphonic breath, but with well-detailed attention, sometimes even precious, of the details. Already from the attack of the orchestral chords at the opening of the opera you can feel how Passerini has a Tosca in his head that is vivid in sound and at the same time rich in colors, even when the orchestral arches become softer and more sensual in the duet between Tosca and Cavaradossi, when at Te Deum is given a grandiose and at the same time solemnly cutting breath, when the climate of authoritarian oppression of the second act is managed with pressing tension and when at the Roman dawn of the last act the vaporousness of sound that the moment is not lacking in the right dose. requires. In short, a directorial talent to be followed with great interest and, given his young age, he amazes so much maturity of purpose."
Alessandro Mormile - THE OPERA (November 2019)
"[...] Finally, unreserved praise goes to the twenty-eight year old Lorenzo Passerini, who, catapulted on the podium at the last minute in place of Daniel Oren, well supported by orchestra and choir, firmly ruled the ensemble, with character and talent worthy of attention future."
Giorgio Rampone - MUSIC (November 2019)
Tosca enrolls in Turin in the purest Italian tradition
"[...] Finally, completing this picture, the conducting of the young Lorenzo Passerini is equally exemplary [...] and adapts to the drama and the singers in a never intrusive way."
Paul Fourier - Toute La Culture (22 October 2019 - translation from French)
An agile and generous Tosca that does not betray Puccini
“[…] So this Tosca is agile, sheltered from veristic excesses, reaching out in the clear and infallible direction of Puccini's dramaturgy. Also thanks to the conductor Lorenzo Passerini, who conducts the orchestra and choir of the regio with clarity, flexibility and transparency."
Paolo Gallarati - La Stampa
Turin: Tosca - Giacomo Puccini, 15 October 2019
“[…] Excellent orchestral and choir rehearsals, this one entrusted to the care of Andrea Secchi and very interesting the direction of the young Lorenzo Passerini who replaced the indisposed Daniel Oren. Some dynamic excesses can be attributed to the vehemence of an enthusiastic and exciting direction, where the richness of the palette of colors, the exaltation of the most lyrical phrases and an excellent support for the reasons for singing are added to the fast pace. We hope to find him again on the podium!"
Andrea Merli - ÓPERA ACTUAL and Impiccione viaggiatore, the theaters of the east ... and beyond (http://impiccioneviaggiatore.iteatridellest.com/)
"[...] He accompanies with vehement dynamism the orchestra conducted by Lorenzo Passerini, fiery and brilliant, capable of amplifying the drama of many scenes (think of Scarpia's death, the culmination of the second act, in which the play of light and shadow rises a protagonist) and to dampen the points of greatest feeling."
Carlotta Rubatto - MusiDams Turin