LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Teatro Pérez Galdós, Las Palmas
"Lorenzo Passerini conducted the Orchestra Filarmonica de Gran Canaria like a beacon. With ease, adaptability and attention to the singers, the Maestro encouraged the performers to bring out the great arias that mark this opera. 'Regnava nel silenzio' sounded light and the sextet 'Chi mi frena in tal momento' was meticulously conducted, weighing and maintaining the vocal weights among the singers. A choral moment that earned an ovation and a wink from the pit from Passerini himself."
Carla Rivero, EL DÍA | 24.05.2023
"Another star of the evening was the conductor Lorenzo Passerini, attentive to every detail of the score; subtle in the more intimate moments and with serene energy in the big moments. Always at the service of the voices."
Cayetano Sánchez, CANARIAS7 | 24.05.2023
"Lorenzo Passerini conducted the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria. His personal conducting of the orchestra, moving from piano to forte, was increasingly oriented towards highlighting the many details of the delicate score, without ever taking it to extremes, in full respect of the bel canto style and aesthetics, giving priority to the accompaniment of the singers. Passerini chose to give the orchestra a light touch, and his conducting was energetic and expressive. Noteworthy are the interventions of the harp and flute, in their respective solos."
José Juan Robaina Martín, OPERA WORLD | 26.05.2023
"On the podium, Lorenzo Passerini showed impeccable conducting of the singers; and in the less bel canto moments he extracted a great sound from the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria."
Agustín Arocha, ÓPERA ACTUAL | 27.05.2023
"From the pit, the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria was led by the fiery baton of Lorenzo Passerini, who accompanied the voices with evident care and opened his hand in the purely orchestral moments, such as the introduction, with effusive contrasts and tempos that carried the weight of the drama beyond the stage."
Gonzalo Lahoz, PLATEA MAGAZINE | 29.05.2023
"The musical direction was in the hands of the young maestro Lorenzo Passerini, who concentrated throughout the evening on the search for brilliance and luminosity in the voices, obtaining from the pit a magnificent contribution from the Opera Festival Choir, in collaboration with its maestro Olga Santana. Passerini’s excellent work with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, from which he was able to extract the most bel canto sound, was tremendously admired by a knowledgeable audience, who were able to appreciate a conducting full of intensity that always managed the right tempi. Particularly noteworthy were the individual contributions of harpist Catrin Williams and flutist Valerie Gelines, who were much applauded when the conductor invited them to take a bow."
José Nogueira, PROOPEREA | 31.05.2023
"Lorenzo Passerini's musical direction was excellent, flexible in timing and dynamics to allow his singers freedom of rubato and abundant nuances of volume and colour, without being overshadowed by an Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria delicate in its often chamber-like textures and varied in its palette of colours."
Juan F. R. Rodríguez, RITMO.ES | 12.06.2023