Giancarlo del Monaco, Direttore Generale, General Director, Directeur Général
„...Giancarlo del Monaco has more sense of music in his little finger than any other General Manager in the World..."
Matthias Matussek in Der Spiegel
„...Giancarlo del Monaco’s entrance (will insure that ) theater life in Kassel will finally become exciting..."
„...An Impressive Season Opener..." Neue Westfälische Zeitung, Essen
„...The General Manager del Monaco invites (all) to a fine festival..." Tageszeitung
„...A big chance for the (Macerata)Arena, after years of falling behind in quality, there is the return of professionalism..."
„...Finally a radical change : the program is the proof of (del Monaco’s) new leadership..."
Il Resto del Carlino
„...Be happy, Bonn! Giancarlo del Monaco : The new start at the opera..."
„...Giancarlo del Monaco : Whatever he touches turns into something marvelous..."
„...del Monaco and his team establish a new attendance record (in Bonn)...(their leadership) is truly confirmed..." Rheinzeitung
„...(del Monaco’s) conceptions have bloomed . an exciting brand of musical theater has been created..."
„...The Bonn opera offering was the only production whose singers, musicians and technical staff are to be fully praised in this years Vienna Festival... Der Kurier
Giancarlo del Monaco, regista, stage director, metteur en scène
«…del Monaco is a success and a revelation » - Corriere del Giorno, Milan
« Giancarlo del Monaco gave the proof that his name will be written in the operatic history of the 20th century.»
« He came, he saw, he conquered » - Tageszeitung
« The most striking contribution to this emphatically successful project (The Metropolitan Opera production of the Girl of the Golden West) would seem to come from the stage director Giancarlo del Monaco whose staging may be the most detailed, atmospheric version since the world premiere 81 years ago....del Monaco has given us the ultimate oxymoron : a thinking person’s Fanciulla del West .»
The Los Angeles Times, Martin Bernheimer
« With his pedigree, his vision and his backstage ebullience, Giancarlo del Monaco proves himself a thrilling director. »
« (The Met production of) Stiffelio was given a striking production by Giancarlo del Monaco »
The New York Times
« Giancarlo del Monaco’s staging (can be summed up) as many brilliant ideas flowing evenly one after another. »
« Giancarlo del Monaco’s staging of Carmen is a stroke of genious. »
« Is opera fading out in Europe, but at its peak in the United States ? Here is one man who thinks so and he should know. He is Giancarlo del Monaco. Opera is in the middle of an expansion in America.So the style of Europe cannot be the style of America (he says). Del Monaco made his Metropolitan Opera debut with The Girl of the Golden West. In 1993-1994, he staged Stiffelio. The public, critics and the Met’s management liked what they saw. Now the Met has hired del Monaco back for two of this season’s four new productions. »
The Associated Press
« The versatility of del Monaco’s artistic temperament is truly amazing. His stage productions are a witness to a strong will of direction, tremendous musicality and a thorough familiarity with the phenomenon of opera which pulsates through his blood and nerves. Without any doubt, he has to be considered as one of the chief protagonists of the European musical theater. »
Götz Friedrich, General Director Deutsche Oper Berlin