"From the opening measures of the overture, any listener familiar with the score knew that (s)he would be in good hands! ...
Most importantly, the entire score frothed with the
evanescence of champagne bubble, a metaphor so fundamental to this operetta that it is even honored explicitly in
the libretto." |
San Francisco Examiner
The orchestral performance was strong, deserving at times favorable comparison even
to the Berlin Philharmonic..."
San Francisco Classical Voice
"I have known Maya Barsacq for quite some years: it was a joy to finally witness her and Cadenza beautifully performing excerpts from my first opera and from my in-progress oratorio as part of my retrospective at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, last April. I was moved by the dedication, attention and energy put forth.
Luciano Chessa - Composer
"Maya Barsacq keeps fans guessing with inventive
Scott MacClelland - Metro Santa Cruz
"...Barsacq conducted a splendid performance of my Beatitude Mass; her orchestra played with drama and style, and
both soloists and choir sang with energy and enthusiasm, as Barsacq gave the piece shape and nuance with
careful attention to phrasing and dynamics. In both the quiet and the more dramatic moments, it was one of the
finest performances of this work that I have heard."
Henry Mollicone - Composer
"A first-rate cast of actor-singers and an excellent orchestra made your production of The Threepenny Opera a
wonderful treat. I loved it."
Thomas A Lehrer - Singer-Songwriter, Satirist, Pianist, and Mathematician
"Working with Maestra Maya Barsacq and the Cadenza Orchestra was an absolute privilege and honor..."
Anica Galindo - Composer