La Nación, 2010
Passionate Double-Bill at the Colón in a great rendition by Stefan Lano
Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires
The success of these versions of A Florentine Tragedy and Violanta must be attributed to Stefan Lano. An authentic specialist of this repertoire, Lano did not only achieve a seamless rendition from the Resident Orchestra of the Teatro Colón, but created a connective thread between the two while clarifying the singularities of the contentious debate between the excessive melodrama of both scores. Perhaps it was precisely the well-considered combination of these two faces of incipient modernism which transfigured itself into a program of such passion.