"... with sounds enriched by nuances and colors to which the concertation of maestro Giampaolo Pretto on the podium of the Petruzzelli Orchestra, good and flexible as usual, blended perfectly with the singers on stage ..."
... "a cast of eleven voices, a mature and flexible choir and orchestra (by Petruzzelli), finally an orchestra conductor, Giampaolo Pretto, who boasts a very wide repertoire and loves to continually get involved."
In each of the four works, the choreographic gesture of Giampaolo Pretto, a true étoile of the podium, conveys a changing and varied expressive intention: from Mozart's exuberance to Schubert's grandeur, passing through the moving pages of Duparc, visual suggestion corroborates the fascination of sound in a concert experience of great value. It is always nice to watch an artist dance under the stars of the musical firmament.
With the stellar brilliance of Mozart still in the ears, Pretto & C offered, in the second part of the evening to the public of MiTo, a very brief but suggestive symphonic poem by the French Henri Duparc, dedicated to the stars. Stellar ending with Schubert's Unfinished - the name of the Austrian composer has been attributed since 1961 to an asteroid - of which Pretto has been able to give a very suggestive reading, well seconded by an Oft appeared in particular vein. The real "etoile" of the evening.
Giampaolo Pretto conducts from the podium without baton, with wide and studied movements as if he were a dancer forced to dance in a square of one and a half meters per side: the resulting music is pure lyricism, intense and penetrating emotion in the deepest of the soul. The finale dedicated to Dvořák's Ninth Symphony shows another side of the Turin Orchestra, the most majestic and flamboyant, with great attention to details and balancing of the sound masses. A splendid performance, for a splendid MiTo evening, welcomed by the public that recalls the conductor on stage four times to the sound of applause.