Maria Badstue conducted VANESSA by S. Barber at Theater und Orchester Neustrelitz

Maria Badstue, conductor
VANESSA by Samuel Barber
Theater und Orchester Neustrelitz
18th February 2023

“At the podium, Maria Badstue encourages the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic to colorful, rhythmically pointed handling of Barber’s surprising changes in attitude, his instrumental friction, his abruptly accents and its flattering melody. Even if massively instrumented moments in the small house are inevitably too loud because the space is missing for the sound development, the impression of an overridden orchestra sound is never created. … This “Vanessa” is worth the trip to Neustrelitz and once again draws attention to a work that has proven its topicality in some productions in recent years (Frankfurt, Gera, Gießen, Hagen, Magdeburg)” - Verner Häussner /