Ira Levin – La Campana Sommersa – New York City Opera


The orchestra…played this ornate score with easy virtuosity under the baton of conductor Ira Levin, even managing to create a warm, enveloping sound in the acoustically dry Rose Theater. — James Jorden,

Much of the credit for the powerful impact of Friday night’s performance was due to Ira Levin, who conducted the combined NYCO Orchestra and Italy’s L’Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari with lushness and maximum impact. Levin led the 70-player ensemble with technical assurance and astute attention to the composer’s contrasts. — Bruce Hodges,

Remaining performances are on 4 and 5 April.