The Stranger From Seville

The Stranger from Seville…brings alive a place and its people as few musicals these days, particularly at NYMF, are able to manage.  It’s in many ways…dazzling.

Matthew Murray,

Kevin Purcell and Victor Kazan’s The Stranger from Seville has a lot going for it: …featuring a score of vibrant flamenco music…has the premise of a truly great romantic musical.

Zachary Stewart,

The Stranger from Seville is an exceptional musical with Book & Lyrics by Victor Kazan and Music by Kevin Purcell…The traditional, well-executed score features music that is contemporary and uplifting, with Flamenco and Mariachi influences.

Marcina Zaccaria,

The music…is glorious sung by voices that understand musicality. This dynamic score by Kevin Purcell is based on Gypsy Flamenco, Latino and regional Mexican infused styles. (Times Square Chronicles)

The music was so intoxicating at times…watching just the first act made me long to see more. Hopefully, “The Stranger From Seville” will make a return to the Playhouse in the future.

Michael Freeman,


Victor Kazan’s book and Kevin Purcell’s sweeping score…Performed by a parade of new and established Australian musical theatre performers, all the ingredients for a major new musical are present and ready to be shaped into a major new musical for Melbourne, Sydney, Broadway and London.

Henry Sachwald,

The score captures all the elements of romance, suspense and mystery evoked by the story, in an appropriately rich and swirling melody that pervades throughout the piece.

Sam Elliot, Stage Whispers

Purcell – Conductor

The superb Bratislava Studio Symphony Orchestra, magisterially conducted by Kevin Purcell, who also helms the Synchron Stage Orchestra of Vienna…with the same care it would give a Beethoven symphony.

Rafael de Acha, Rafael Music Notes

Conductor Kevin Purcell has a fine ear for sonority, and supporting that, the recording is demonstration standard, with great perspective.

Colin Clarke, Fanfare

Schwartz’s sound has a lithe, film-score clarity, showcased in lucid performances by Australian conductor Kevin Purcell and Vienna’s Synchron Stage Orchestra.

Angus McPherson, Limelight
Music of legendary Hollywood Composer, Orchestrator and Arranger, Nan Schwartz. World premiere recording of her orchestral music.