Turandot - Opéra de Nice

A nice surprise in the orchestra pit too, with the conducting of Roland Böer, who does not confuse Puccini’s last masterpiece with the most glittering specimens of verist aesthetics.

His merit is in adopting an interpretation that resists any demand to betray the style, which is at times dramatic, but always respects the diaphanous nuances of a score dating from the same period as Alban Berg’s Wozzek. With the help of the Nice Philharmonic, which was on top form, the conductor delivered a personal orchestral creation – inspired, fragrant, colourful, with a quality of phrasing that preserved the dignity and charm of the music. Never has the orchestral and choral richness of the music been as sumptuously exalted.

Christian Colombeau, Le podcast journal, 14th November 2014


A wonderful Turandot

(.....) All this is accompanied by outstanding performances from the chorus of the Opéra and the conducting of Roland Böer, at the head of a very good Orchestre Philharmonique. Turandot has opened the Nice Opera season with a bang.

André Peyregni



Turandot is also an opera written for choirs, and here we have a wonderful moment of homogeneity and spontaneity, with the accompaniment of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice and the breathtaking conducting of the excellent Roland Böer. An interpretation not to be missed.

Gérard Léopold di Offite, Magazine des arts et des spectacles, 13th November 2014



(...) whilst at the conductor’s desk of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, the German conductor Roland Böer demonstrates that the modernity of Puccini and Berio hold no secrets for him. His vibrant and varied interpretation, with its extraordinary finesse of colour and faultless technical mastery, contribute hugely to the success of the evening.

Emmanuel Andrieu, Opera Online



In the pit, Roland Böer knows how to imbue the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice with the lyricism and audacity that are essential to this work.

Caroline Boudet-Lefort, Artcotedazur.fr

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