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10.28.14
Erik Nielsen
CONDUCTOR ERIK NIELSEN APPOINTED MUSIC DIRECTOR OF BASEL THEATER
11.28.13
Erik Nielsen
Sergei Nakariakov mit dem Kölner Kammerorchester in der Philharmonie
Kölnische Rundschau
03.25.10
Erik Nielsen
‘Ariadne auf Naxos’
The Arts Fuse
03.23.10
Erik Nielsen
'Ariadne' is an offbeat operatic delight
The Justice
03.17.10
Erik Nielsen
BLO’s opera ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ a Boston success
Revere Journal
03.16.10
Erik Nielsen
Welsh rarebit: Boston Lyric Opera's imported Ariadne
Boston Phoenix
03.15.10
Erik Nielsen
High Art Lite: The Boston Lyric Opera’s Ariadne Auf Naxos
Planet Eye Traveler
03.15.10
Erik Nielsen
Ariadne auf Naxos (Boston Lyric Opera)
EDGE Boston
03.13.10
Erik Nielsen
Debut Performances Shine in BLO Ariadne
Boston Musical Intelligencer
03.13.10
Erik Nielsen
BLO delights with ‘Ariadne’
Boston Herald
01.28.09
Erik Nielsen
The Magic Flute at London Coliseum
The Times (UK)
08.12.08
Erik Nielsen
Singing the Praises of Greed and Naked Capitalism
The New York Times
08.08.08
Erik Nielsen
He's taking a step into Tanglewood spotlight
Boston Globe
“He drew dynamic playing from the excellent orchestra and seemed at home in a challenging score that blurs distinctions between opera, musical theater and 1920s German cabaret, evoking everything from Bach fugues to the foxtrot, from medieval chant to the tango, from Stravinsky orchestral barbarism to jazzy banjo and saxophone.” The New York Times

“Of course, the performers wouldn't be able to show off their talents if it weren't for the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra, conducted by Erik Nielsen. The dexterity of the instrumentalists at the BLO never ceases to amaze me. I also appreciated greatly Nielsen's sensitivity to the actors on stage. Not once did the orchestra overpower the singers, but also not once did the orchestra cripple under the vocalists' gusto, even during the powerful and bombastic parts where the singers were giving it all that they could muster. Finely attuned to the rest of the show and also to his musicians, Nielsen gave a masterful performance himself, even if it was hidden under the pit with only a gleaming baton occasionally rising above the ground to signify his hard work interpreting Strauss' operatic masterpiece.” The Justice ... read full bio