Hamburg Ballet on Tour: John Neumeier’s "Duse"

"In the world of a Divine: Alessandra Ferri is Eleonora Duse at the Teatro La Fenice of Venice in the choreographic fantasy of John Neumeier“

.... this project that imposes to tell without words a legendary life has chosen La Fenice of Venice tone on tone on the notes of Benjamin Britten and Arvo Pärt performed by the Orchestra del Teatro conducted by Maestro Luciano Di Martino ..... Long applause to La Fenice for the dance star, the dance Company and orchestra.

February 8, 2020 by Laura Vicenzi, OperaTeatro

"Eleonora Duse at La Fenice“

We have always recognized John Neumeier a predominant role in the international panorama of great choreographers and it could not be otherwise ...... The accompanying music that in Neumeier as in all the great choreographers are never secondary, but always at the center of the action were by Benjamin Britten and Arvo Pärt and almost always appeared suggestive and meaningful ...... The performance of the Hamburg Ballet as expected was remarkable.  The Orchestra della Fenice was excellently conducted by Luciano Di Martino.

February 12, 2020 by Umberto Fornasier, Opera and Ballet


Hamburg Ballet : John Neumeier’s "The little Mermaid", 

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC

Neumeier not only choreographed, but also designed the set, costumes, and lighting. He has a wonderful collaborator, however, in composer Lera Auerbach, whose lush multifaceted score was performed magnificently by the Opera House Orchestra under the baton of Luciano Di Martino with featured violin soloist Anton Barakhovsky.

March 30, 2017 by Alexander C. Kafka, Dctheatrescene, Washington D.C.


Madama Butterfly, Israeli Opera Tel Aviv

“…Italian conductor Luciano di Martino made an excellent debut with Israeli Opera. His conducting was precise and controlled, with excellent balance achieved between the orchestra and the singers. Most importantly, di Martino brought out the contrast between the aggressive fugal writing representing the Americans and the delicate, artificial colors of the Japanese music…”

Opera News, Jehoash Hirshberg, 04.09.12


Madama Butterfly, Theatre Lübeck

“…Luciano di Martino lets the orchestra play Puccini in the way you really would love to hear it. Softly controlled musical passages and highly dramatic rubati come from the orchestra pit. The strings play musically soft and Di Martino conducts the orchestra with liveliness and passion. This evening the music of Puccini sounds overwhelming and the emotions coming from the orchestra pit wonderfully reach singers and audience alike…”,  Andreas H. Hölscher,  25.05.12

Brahms 3rd Symphony, Solingen Symphony

“…The German-Italian conductor Luciano Di Martino drew stunning sound and passion from the Orchestra during the grand opening movement and managed to even enhance this during the great finale. The sound of the Orchestra during the middle movements was accompanied by lyrical tenderness and an enlivened growth of awareness. The audience celebrated the musicians with enthusiastic applause…”

Solinger Tageblatt, Christoph Bingel, 23.10.08

La Traviata, Hamburg State Opera

“… Musical tension came from the orchestra pit with the Hamburg Philharmonic under Conductor Luciano Di Martino.  Verdi’s music was celebrate full of nuances and vigorous, never too loud or hectic …”

Der Opernfreund, Werner Kittlaus, 04.05.08