'Perfect technical control and a good portion of genius'
"Dmitri Kitaenko wanted his Tchaikovsky cycle with the Gürzenich orchestra to be crowned with Iolanta, the composer's last opera", writes Remy Franck in Pizzicato. "The coronation party in Cologne's philharmonic concert hall was more than a big success, it was a sumptuous, musically moving opera evening at the highest level." About Kitaenko's conducting the critic says: "This art requires both a perfect technical control and a good portion of genius. It's the only way to give the conductor's technique a suggestive charisma which allows an ensemble of more than 100 to share the inspiration of the conductor who, at the podium, is homogeneously forming the whole sound."Link to the review (in German)