Matthew Halls wows Colorado critics

  • Jul 7, 2011
Tonight he's in Silva Hall, but the previous stop for Matthew Halls, conductor of our St. Cecilia program, was Central City Opera in Colorado, where he was music director for a new version of Handel's 1715 opera "Amadigi di Gaula." (OBF photo Jon Meyers) Halls caught the attention of Denver-area critics. “It is worth attending this production just to hear the score. It is brought vividly and organically to life by conductor Matthew Halls, who outdoes himself in his third appearance with the company, and a first-rate pit orchestra supplemented by four baroque specialists.” —Kyle MacMillan, Denver Post "CCO general director "Pat" Pierce modestly gives all credit for the success of this production to conductor Matthew Halls, the Baroque whiz kid who made his CCO debut with Handel's "Rinaldo" two summers ago...A moment of editorializing: Halls is reportedly a candidate for the long-vacant music directorship of the Colorado Symphony. What's the wait for the chance to bring a world-class, still-youthful talent to the region and for two leading organizations to share him? —Wes Blomster, Boulder Daily Camera