“Carl St. Clair made an impression as a solid and often imaginative leader. If there is any test of a conductor’s skills, it is Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. St. Clair handled the bloated forces of the ballet’s Suite No. 2 with skill and elegance.”

The Philadelphia Orchestra PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Carl St. Clair

Carl St. Clair ist Music Director des Pacific Symphony Orchestra, ein Orchester, dem er sich in besonderer Weise eng verbunden fühlt und welches er weitgehend aufgebaut und zu seinem heutigen Renommee verholfen hat. In der Saison 2014/2015 feiert er sein 25jähriges Dienstjubiläum. Darüber hinaus ist Carl St. Clair zum Music Director des National Symphony Orchestras von Costa Rica ernannt worden.

Von 2008 bis 2010 war Carl St. Clair Generalmusikdirektor der Komischen Oper Berlin. Dort leitete er erfolgreiche Neuproduktionen wie La Traviata (Regie Hans Neuenfels), die Uraufführung von Christian Josts Hamlet mit Stella Doufexis in der Titelpartie, und die von Presse und Publikum gefeierte und vom Komponisten hochgelobte Neuproduktion von Reimanns Lear (Regie erneut Hans Neuenfels) sowie zahlreiche Sinfoniekonzerte….mehr

Carl St. Clair
Carl St. Clair
The Philadelphia Orchestra

 “Carl St. Clair made an impression as a solid and often imaginative leader.  If there is any test of a conductor’s skills, it is Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé.  St. Clair handled the bloated forces of the ballet’s Suite No. 2 with skill and elegance.”

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

 

Pacific Symphony Orchestra (European Tour)

 “St. Clair and his fabulous orchestra completely won over Hanover … with spirit, a sense of sound and utterly breathtaking precision.”

HANNOVERSCHE  ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG

 

Nashville Symphony Orchestra

„[Carl St. Clair] led the NSO in a performance that was remarkable for its precision and clarity … His reading was full of passion and febrile intensity — the pathos in the work’s slow finale was heartrending …“ [Frank Ticheli’s Radiant Voices]

NASHVILLE SCENE/Country Life

 

Komische Oper Berlin

“The concert began with the dramatic and indestructible overture to Bernstein’s Candide, and after this piece, which lasts less than five minutes, one already knew quite a bit about Carl St. Clair, his working economy, his mastery, his taste and his showmanship … a new, heartier tone will enter the Komische Oper with St. Clair.”

BERLIN ZEITUNG

 

Brooklyn Philharmonic

 “[Ute Lemper] the mesmerizing German singer and actress … had an excellent partner in the dynamic conductor Carl St. Clair … [St. Clair’s] vivid performance of Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin served as a setup to Ms. Lemper, who returned to sing four chansons …”

NEW YORK TIMES

 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

 “St. Clair performed honorably.  He is a reliable technician, and agreeable podium personality and a solid, informed musician.  He had the musical challenges well in hand.”

LOS ANGELES TIMES

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