||1, 5, 10, 14 & 19 August 2009|
Gluck · Alceste (French version)
Santa Fe Opera
... a beguiling orchestral performance led by Kenneth Montgomery.
Georgia Rowe / San Francisco Classical Voice, 10 August 2009
Montgomery coaxed warm, luxurious sounds from the orchestra, and the chorus performed mightily.
... Kenneth Montgomery's stylish conducting ...
George Loomis / Financial Times, 10 August 2009
... the graceful, sometimes luscious support of conductor Kenneth Montgomery and the SFO orchestra ... Montgomery kept them in balance both between themselves and with the stage.
Craig Smith / The Santa Fe New Mexican, 3 August 2009
Conductor Kenneth Montgomery enforced Baroque style with a light hand and idiomatic touch.
Lawrence A. Johnson / Chicago Classical Review, 3 August 2009
... not exaggerating - the final Alceste provided as splendid a musical experience as the SFO has ever offered.
John Stege, August 2009