REVIEWS: The Magic Flute

Cincinnati Opera

"In the pit, resident conductor Christopher Allen propelled a performance that was lighter than air. The overture, with its scurrying strings and somber brass chords, was magical and crystal clear, and he rarely overpowered the singers. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra sounded sublime in this music, particularly the birdcatcher’s first appearance to the magical piccolo of Joan Voorhees."
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

"Christopher Allen crafted a note-perfect performance that began with a superb overture. He worked well with the singers, and led the orchestra throughout with an attentive ear for the stage and a keen eye for the complex visuals – and the tricky cueing that goes along with them.”
Rafael de Acha, Seen and Heard International

"There were just so many charming moments, clever details, and interesting interpretations. All of that was combined with Mozart's glorious music skillfully conducted by Christopher Allen.”
Abby Rowold, Broadway World