PUCCINI - LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST - WINTER OPERA ST. LOUIS (USA)
March 7, 2020
Steve Callahan, BroadwayWorld.com)"The fine orchestra is led by Dario Salvi. Jeeson Eun is Chorus Master. With stage direction by Jon Truitt, costumes by Felia Davenport and lighting by Natali Arco this is yet another splendid production by Winter Opera." (
"Conductor Dario Salvi smoothly led the Winter Opera orchestra in an accomplished reading of Puccini’s engaging score, while stage director Jon Truitt coaxed convincing, naturalistic performances from his able cast." (LADueNews)
"...her powerful voice renders the emotional growth of her character, easily penetrating the incredible wall of sound generated by conductor Dario Salvi and the orchestra." (Eric Meyer, St Louis Today) (click below for full review)
"...Dario Salvi conducts a powerful rendition of Puccini's unusually colorful score, with some first-rate playing from the musicians--some of whom will be familiar to regulars at St. Louis Symphony Orchestra concerts." (Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX.org)
DARIO SALVI: RECORDING JOHANN STRAUSS’ “BLINDEKUH” (1878) FOR NAXOS IN SOFIA
February 21, 2020 | Operetta Research Center
Dario Salvi colors his orchestra with the bright or tender nuances of Johann Strauss, and leads his singers with the abandonment and love that animate his deep belief in this evocative and seductive music : a real happiness for the listener.
J. STRAUSS II: COMEDY “BLINDEKUH"
March 31, 2020 | Naxos Japan
The melodic beauty of all the songs is as good as his masterpiece Die Fledermaus, and the waltzes, polkas, mazurkas and marches strewn in the story have the power to make the listener mesmerised. The finale of the second act is especially impressive. The place where the chorus repeats "Blindekuh" on a waltz tempo in its gorgeousness is reminiscent of the Ball scene of the Die Fledermaus. Conductor Dario Salvi conducts the finest music.
FARBIG-MELODISCH: OUVERTÜREN UND ZWISCHENMUSIKEN VON AUBER
December 1, 2019 | Pizzicato.lu
The Scottish-Italian conductor Dario Salvi has a good instinct for this music, which blossoms brilliantly and richly under his hands.
"FULL MARKS IN ALL MATTERS"
December, 2019 | Opera Lounge
So much can be said in advance: It was really worth it. As emphasized in the brief but informative accompanying text by Robert Ignatius Letellier...special emphasis was placed on the correct French playing style and, moreover, meticulously adhered to Auber's original metronome specifications.
Original article in German
LAST CONCERT SAVED BY STAR MAESTRO DARIO SALVI AND YOUNG LUKA LJUBAS
May 31, 2019
TOP TECHNIQUE - The concuctor was the real star of the evening, if we don't count our young 23 years old violinist Luka Ljubas, which fascinated all audience with virtousity in the Introduction and Rondo capriccioso op.28 from Camille Saint Saens.
JOHANN STRAUSS WORLD PREMIERE
February 11, 2019 | Yonel Buldrini
The First merit goes Maestro Dario Salvi, who lovingly lives, vibrates the dazzling music of Johann Strauss, first by knowing how to do it and "breathe" by animating the right tempo, against the current trend to rush, and on the other hand, without ever forcing it either in brilliant or in reverse: restraints, irrelevant nuances. … A great merit falls to the master of work of the execution, Maestro Dario Salvi, who can infuse all singers and each musician, the very essence of the Art of Johann Strauss
MEYERBEER: BRANI SACRI
August 7, 2019 | Critica Classica
Despite a convinced adhesion to Judaism, Meyerbeer wrote some sacred music, divided into two well-defined periods around 30 years apart, and those conceived during the early years were considered lost.
Original article in Italian
DISCOVER MEYERBEER'S "SACRED WORKS", ARRANGED BY DARIO SALVI, ON THE NAXOS LABEL
January 17, 2019 | Stretto
Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) is known for his lush, historic operas, making him world famous in Paris. Born in Tasdorf near Rüdersdorf/Berlin, the Jewish musician was one of the most successful and most performed opera composers in Europe during his lifetime. The Fürstenwalder soprano Andrea Chudak, pianist/organist Jakub Sawicki and the Neue Preußische Philharmonie, present a completely different Meyerbeer. They present a CD with his religious compositions.
A SPECTACULAR BLEND OF SKATING AND SINGING BEGUILES AUDIENCES
December 22, 2018 | Oman Daily Observer
Imagine the stage at the Royal Opera House Muscat extended over the pit, iced over and turned into a giant skating rink. Then imagine the impeccable Prague Philharmonia, Muscat’s favourite orchestra, placed at the back of the stage on a raised platform, under guest conductor Dario Salvi. The magical worlds of ice-skating and first-class opera with multi-media effects were presented by Willy Bietak Productions last weekend.
REVIEW: ‘THE SEA CADET’ AND ‘A TRIP TO AFRICA’ AT CONCERT OPERETTA THEATER
November 30, 2017 | DC Metro Theater Arts
Concert Operetta Theater moved into new artistic territory with its November production of two unfamiliar operettas. Daniel Pantano’s Philadelphia company teamed up with a European organization led by Dario Salvi devoted to the preservation of neglected music. Their similar interests came together with a double bill of operettas not heard in America in a century.
A TRIP TO AFRICA: ‘DIE AFRIKAREISE’—A COMIC OPERA BY FRANZ VON SUPPÉ
March 2017 | Opera magazine
According to operabase.com, four of Suppé’s operettas have received stage productions over the last five years, but A Trip to Africa—to use the English title the authors of this monograph prefer— was not one of them. In its day, and despite less than a month’s initial run (even with the star tenor Alexander Girardi in the lead) at the Theater an der Wien in 1883, it had a number of follow-up stagings in the USA as well as Europe, its last occurring in Parma in 1922. A vocal score, in German and Italian, was published.
LONG LOST OPERETTA TRIP TO AFRICA SET FOR NORWICH PREMIERE AFTER BEING REDISCOVERED
December 1, 2016 | Eastern Daily Press
The comic opera was last performed in 1922, but is getting a unique performance thanks to a labour of love by local orchestral conductor and music enthusiast Dario Salvi.