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-The high point was a blistering performance of Shostakovich’s 10th symphony. Washington Post (USA)

– (World Premiere of The Wall) The one thing they all had in common, though, was that when the wall came down, the entire audience was on its feet for another standing ovation, with concertgoers shouting “wow” and “bravo.” Judging from the reaction, it’s another brick that’s here to stay.
Rolling Stones Magazine (USA)

-The concert once more confirmed his immense talent as conductor, musician and performer (Mahler 6, NYOC)… La Presse (Montréal)

-The Wall Triumphs in Montréal. The Figaro (Paris)

-Another by-product of the Montréal International Vocal Competition was Alain Trudel, the remarkably sensitive leader of Orchestre Métropolitain. Add his name to the rapidly expanding pantheon of French-Canadian conductors of international calibre. Opera Canada, 50th Anniversary issue

-A new chapter of glory: Trudel a master with Mahler (Mahler 2). The Chronicle Herald (Halifax)

-Trudel’s artistry came to the fore (Tchaikovsky 4th Symphony), reflected in the brooding depth of Russian romanticism. Each movement, clearly defined in purpose and vision, moved the arching pulse of the whole steadily toward a resounding, expiatory conclusion; victory slowly rising out of the mist of turbid emotional affliction. The Blade, Toledo (USA)

-Manifestly very well prepared by conductor Alain Trudel, l’Orchestre Métropolitain, the chorus and soloists all reached a high level of musical performance. Avant-Scène Opéra (Paris)

-The biggest coup of all was engaging Alain Trudel as conductor (Hansel & Gretel)… Opera Canada

-The orchestra (City of Hong-Kong Chamber) achieved fluent phrasing, balanced transparency and distinct rhythm with flying colours under the baton of Alain Trudel… AudioLab, (Hong-Kong)

-Alain Trudel’s reputation is firmly established in Canada, and based on his efforts last week, more of North America may well come to know his ability. (Peninsula Music Festival). Madison Magazine (USA)

-Finally Mozart in the tradition…Alain Trudel revealed himself as a first class Lyric conductor… La Presse (Montréal)

-The turbulent counterpoint of the Jeux de vagues (Debussy, La mer) was superbly managed. Everything was clear, yet the maritime atmosphere was palpable. National Post (Toronto)

-Trudel conducted (Bartok Dance Suite and Schostakovic 6th) with absolute command of the score, pulling a juicy, full-flavoured sound from the responsive orchestra. Ottawa Citizen

-Trudel gave a dynamic, dramatic reading, launching the strings into their rocketing opening phrase (Strauss, Don Juan) with all the panache of Errol Flynn jumping off a balcony.” Ottawa Citizen

-…it was beautiful playing overseen by conductor Alain Trudel, who is probably the best thing that’s ever happened to the orchestra (CBC Radio Orchestra)… Vancouver Sun

-Trudel showed proof of his knowhow and good taste. Precise and efficient, he inspired confidence in the players. The Planets, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. Le Soleil

– The Magic Flute, a wonderful tale… Alain Trudel flew through the topography of the work, avoiding any kind of roughness, always carried by a benevolent breeze under a bright sky. Resmusica (Paris)

– Delighted ears… with the music of Mozart, of course, that the Orchestre Métropolitain played with brio under the baton of Alain Trudel. Voir Magazine (Montréal)

-Così fan tutte is superb! …Music Director and Conductor Alain Trudel was masterful in the pit and never let the orchestra at any time overwhelm the performers, maintaining a fine balance between the strings and woodwinds. The Beat ****/4

Alain Trudel, set the tone of the evening with a sparkling overture and maintained a brisk yet unforced tempo throughout. Trudel skilfully led the musicians through the complexities of Rossini’s (La Cenerentola) score… Opera Canada

-Opéra de Montréal, Gala 30th Anniversary …Alain Trudel and l’Orchestre Métropolitain accomplished a gigantic task in their accompaniment of singers. La Presse (Montréal)

-Somptueux travail de toute l’équipe musicale, aussi, de Louis Dufort, concepteur de la musique électronique, à Alain Trudel dans la fosse. Le Devoir (Montréal)

 

OPERA Quotes

-The biggest coup of all was engaging Alain Trudel as conductor (Hänsel & Gretel)… Opera Canada

-Finally Mozart in the tradition…Alain Trudel revealed himself as a first class Lyric conductor…La Presse

-Another by-product of the Montréal International Vocal Competition was Alain Trudel, the remarkably sensitive leader of Orchestre Métropolitain. Add his name to the rapidly expanding pantheon of French-Canadian conductors of international calibre. Opera Canada, 50th Anniversary issue

– Delighted ears… with the music of Mozart, of course, that the Orchestre Métropolitain played with brio under the baton of Alain Trudel. Voir Montréal

– The Magic Flute, a wonderful tale… Alain Trudel flew through the topography of the work, avoiding any kind of roughness, always carried by a benevolent breeze under a bright sky. Resmusica

-Così fan tutte is superb! …Music Director and Conductor Alain Trudel was masterful in the pit and never let the orchestra at any time overwhelm the performers, maintaining a fine balance between the strings and woodwinds. The Beat ****/4

Alain Trudel, set the tone of the evening with a sparkling overture and maintained a brisk yet unforced tempo throughout. Trudel skilfully led the musicians through the complexities of Rossini’s (La Cenerentola) score… Opera Canada

-Opéra de Montréal, Gala 30th Anniversary …Alain Trudel and l’Orchestre Métropolitain accomplished a gigantic task in their accompaniment of singers, La Presse