David Effron will lead the IU Phil in a symphony composed in a period of relative calm and happiness in Mahler's life.
"Der Rosenkavalier" a well-conceived, artfully executed and delightful major undertaking.
"Der Rosenkavalier" has more cast members, more complex orchestral and vocal scoring, more rehearsals, and at four hours plus in duration -- just more!
Conductor David Effron: his first encounter, challenges, and joys of later visits and thoughts on lingering.
"I think Puccini's heroines are stronger than Verdi’s. Magda's every bit as strong and self-deluded as Tosca or Madama Butterfly.”
La Rondine is a lyric romance with romance at the core.