REVIEWS: Hercules vs. Vampires

Los Angeles Opera

"Christopher Allen’s sensitive conducting of a reduced LA Opera Orchestra elicited a high degree of poetry and dramatic momentum from the score."
Simon Williams, Opera News

"Christopher Allen conducted the [LA Opera] orchestra with sensitivity and cool incision."
Timothy Mangan, OC Register

"The company's associate conductor Christopher Allen made an auspicious debut with a difficult assignment."
Mark Swed, LA Times

"The conductor Christopher Allen, along with the projection team and his 26-piece band, allowed this 75-minute operatic 'happening' to be experienced on its own terms."
James C. Taylor, Opera Magazine

2015 Reger Awards: The Year in Classical Music "Pleasant Surprise Prize"
"To Patrick Morganelli’s opera “Hercules vs. Vampires,” performed in synchronization with a screening of a Mario Bava sword-and-sandal epic at L.A. Opera."
Timothy Mangan, OC Register