"...Maizel lets the opera’s narrative speak for itself: in a ‘modernist’ staging, sung in Russian without surtitles, the action was always crystal clear, the subtext subliminal. It worked marvelously..."
ELECTRIFYING ‘DEMON’ AT WEXFORD
—Ian Fox - The Sunday Tribune
CROWNING SUCCESS OF WEXFORD FESTIVA
"...Alexander Anissimov’s conducting, Yefim Maizel’s clever direction, and Paul Steinberg’s designs provide a telling vehicle for superb singing..., and...makes a powerful impact on a single hearing..."
"...several western companies have found that the Russian repertoire creates a perfect opportunity for spectacular and coherent modern stagings. An outstanding example of this was the stylish setting by Yefim Maizel of Rubinstein’s ‘The Demon’..."
INSPIRED FLAIR CAPTURES WEXFORD
"…Shorn of its spooky-mystical trappings, as here in Yefim Maizel’s production… it is a truly exciting Wexford rediscovery."