Sébastien Rouland went back to Staatsoper Stuttgart conducting the revival of Alcina with panache. Here is a press review.
Der Opernfreund means that "Sébastien Rouland champions the score brilliantly" (25.01.13). Der Neue Merker appreciates "Sébastien Rouland conducting with a light dancing hand and who is able to shape the musical colors with such a refined scale that the endless succession of arias is never boring" (29.01.13). Opera Today praises "a stylish and stylistically savvy conductor who was in joyous command of his resources. From the downbeat of the overture the pit orchestra promised both effervescent delights and characterfull illumination" (17.02.13).