RUDOLF PIEHLMAYER

Lohengin, Opéra de Rennes

Thierry Martin, Musique, February 2, 2015


“The last reason for satisfaction [with this production of Lohengrin], last but not least, is the excellence of the Symphony Orchestra of Brittany. Led by Rudolf Piehlmayer, OSB enchanted the audience with the quality of its sound. [Piehlmayer’s] results are comparable to those found in large German establishments. Two brass groups, skillfully placed in the boxes from each side of the stage, reverberate. The harp and timpani in the same configuration seem to juxtapose softness and strength. Of course, we are more attentive to the brass sections which are particularly vigorous – their brilliance gives us fulfillment.”