". . . A rising star in Classical Music. . . "
Anwar Nasir to the Associated Press
"Gallo . . . led a stylish Overture to Handel’s Xerxes, well sprung and subtly inflected. She skillfully managed the shifting and often dissonant textures of the aria “His name is Jan,” from Mazzolli’s opera about love transformed by a tragic injury. She was also keenly attentive to the ardent performance of soprano Cadie Jordan Bryan. Gallo sustained urgency in the reflective quartet “Mir ist so wunderbar” from Beethoven’s Fidelio. . . "
The Dallas Morning News
"From the very first downbeat of the widely-familiar overture to the joyous close of the opera three hours later, the orchestra consistently supported the cast by bringing a buzzing energy to the light-hearted pieces and a moaning intensity to the more dramatic moments. Chelsea Gallo led the orchestra with grace and with fiery command into a sparkling interpretation of the score."
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