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Opera conductor takes on Dos Equis guy in Daughter of the Regiment (1 of 3)

Who is the most interesting man in the world? I submit Yves Abel for your consideration.

Yves Abel appears to have been almost everywhere: Berlin, London, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Rome, Palermo, Paris, Nice, Lisbon, Naples, Dallas, Calgary, Santa Fe, Seattle, Leeds, San Diego--and on and on and on. In these cities he has influenced thousands of people with a mere wave of his hands.

He could be considered a rival to the self proclaimed “most interesting man in the world” from those beer advertisements. Who doesn't enjoy the quips about the most interesting man in the world?

“His enemies list him as their emergency contact,” or, “he once had an awkward moment just to see how it feels.”

What could we say about Yves Abel?

“His baton doesn’t beat time, it beats eternity?” I think that works.

Is Yves Abel an international man of mystery? Possibly. However, there is no mystery.

Yves Abel is in his ascendency as one of the world’s great conductors and he is here, in San Diego, to conduct four performances of Donizetti’s La fille du regiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) for San Diego Opera.

Maestro Abel conducted La fille du regiment in April of 2012 at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Covent Garden is up there with The Metropolitan Opera, The Vienna State Opera, and Milan’s La Scala.

Yes, Yves Abel has conducted at those opera houses as well.

Since 2005, Abel has been the principal guest conductor of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. His association with Deutsche Oper Berlin puts Abel on a list of conductors such as Bruno Walter, Ferenc Fricsay, Lorin Maazal, Christian Thielemann, and Giuseppe Sinopoli.

Daughter of the Regiment is an exciting and challenging piece of music. It has a famous tenor aria with nine high C’s and a soprano part with so many notes it becomes a joke. By joke I mean it is actually a joke at one point in the opera, it's a comedy after all.

Whatever the challenges may be, this San Diego production is in the capable hands of Yves Abel and I've no doubt that the audiences will be thrilled.

Why do I have no doubt? Because I got a chance to sit down and talk with Yves Abel for the better part of an hour and now I'm a believer.

Reader the interview here: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs...

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Yves Abel appears to have been almost everywhere: Berlin, London, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Rome, Palermo, Paris, Nice, Lisbon, Naples, Dallas, Calgary, Santa Fe, Seattle, Leeds, San Diego--and on and on and on. In these cities he has influenced thousands of people with a mere wave of his hands.

He could be considered a rival to the self proclaimed “most interesting man in the world” from those beer advertisements. Who doesn't enjoy the quips about the most interesting man in the world?

“His enemies list him as their emergency contact,” or, “he once had an awkward moment just to see how it feels.”

What could we say about Yves Abel?

“His baton doesn’t beat time, it beats eternity?” I think that works.

Is Yves Abel an international man of mystery? Possibly. However, there is no mystery.

Yves Abel is in his ascendency as one of the world’s great conductors and he is here, in San Diego, to conduct four performances of Donizetti’s La fille du regiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) for San Diego Opera.

Maestro Abel conducted La fille du regiment in April of 2012 at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Covent Garden is up there with The Metropolitan Opera, The Vienna State Opera, and Milan’s La Scala.

Yes, Yves Abel has conducted at those opera houses as well.

Since 2005, Abel has been the principal guest conductor of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. His association with Deutsche Oper Berlin puts Abel on a list of conductors such as Bruno Walter, Ferenc Fricsay, Lorin Maazal, Christian Thielemann, and Giuseppe Sinopoli.

Daughter of the Regiment is an exciting and challenging piece of music. It has a famous tenor aria with nine high C’s and a soprano part with so many notes it becomes a joke. By joke I mean it is actually a joke at one point in the opera, it's a comedy after all.

Whatever the challenges may be, this San Diego production is in the capable hands of Yves Abel and I've no doubt that the audiences will be thrilled.

Why do I have no doubt? Because I got a chance to sit down and talk with Yves Abel for the better part of an hour and now I'm a believer.

Reader the interview here: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs...

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Come on Garrett. Show a little love for the man. His name is Jonathan Goldsmith. My personal favorite: When in Rome, they do as he does.

Jan. 16, 2013

Oh that's a good one! I also like the one: His words carry so much weight they would break the jaw of a lesser man.

Jan. 17, 2013

His small talk has altered foreign policy.

Jan. 29, 2013

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