Maestro Linus Lerner
  • The Execution: Opera in the Heights imbues this froth with real animation, thanks to the brisk pace of maestro Linus Lerner

    Houston Press
  • Lerner was a joy to watch… His energy and passion were contagious.

    Arizona Daily Star
  • Lerner was able to coax a warm, vibrant sound from his players… the end result was a confident reading shimmering with vibrancy and tumult.

    Arizona Daily Star
  • Maestro Linus Lerner has never been better as he energetically and charismatically conducts an inspired orchestra that seems to shine brighter and brighter with each new measure of Bizet’s remarkable orchestrations.

    Houston Chronicle
  • Linus Lerner imbued Fledermaus with flexible sparkle

    The Opera Magazine – London
  • On the podium is the energetic and expressive maestro, Linus Lerner, who conducts the talented twenty-three strong Opera in the Heights orchestra with precision and aplomb.

    Houston Chronicle
  • It was an exhilarating, life-affirming two-hour journey. Throughout, Lerner produced crisp, fluid vocal lines that complemented every language.

    Arizona Daily Star
  • Linus Lerner conducts with force and feeling, drawing sensitive playing and full sound from the 23-person orchestra.

    Houston Chronicle
  • A less able ensemble would not have been able to make Orff’s music leap from the page and take on a life on its own, with lush colors, vibrant personality and an energy that was infectious. Lerner deserves much of the credit. He brought to the podium energy, enthusiasm and endless charm. His musicians follow his lead with equal energy.

    Arizona Daily Star
  • The opera is a stunner, and maestro Linus Lerner and chorus master C. Vincent Fuller deserve much credit for making the utmost with minimal resources.

    Houston Press
  • Lerner wove flashes of playfulness into a concert seeped in swooning majesty.

    Arizona Daily Star