Articles by antonigarciareviews

Ah, Maestro Lawrence Brownlee and Signora Albina Shagimuratova, two fabulous Bel Canto specialists. With their flawless interpretive powers combined, they scored A+’s all across the board in musicality, theatricality, for being complete performers, and for leading a most brilliant ensemble cast. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.

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My Thoughts on Richard Strauss’s Elektra at the Kungliga Operan

By the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and the Elysian Fields, this was definitely a most invigorating, extraordinary, and uplifting afternoon I had with this magnificent Legion of Superwomen. Three mighty and awesome ladies who put Richard Strauss’s high-octane music to great use, Iréne Theorin as a powerful and nuanced Elektra, Cornelia Beskow as a gorgeous and youthful Chrysothemis, and Katarina Dalayman as an elegant yet troubled Klytämnestra, managed to sweep me off my feet. They, of course, were joined by a fine ensemble, but these ladies certainly stood proud and tall. Find out in this review why I especially admire these classy, alluring, and strong superwomen and let me know your opinions as well.

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What happens when you combine a strapping Korean spinto tenor, a versatile and mighty American dramatic coloratura soprano with a spinto edge, a mighty and virile American dramatic baritone, a gorgeous and sinuous Georgian dramatic mezzo-soprano, and a voluminous Slovakian dramatic bass? Find out in this review and let me know your opinions as well.

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Jonas Kaufmann L’Opéra Album Review

Let us see how Herr Jonas Kaufmann’s style, manner, musicality, and class holds up in his latest album, a compilation of French Grand Opéra arias by Charles Gounod, Jacques Fromental Halévy, Hector Berlioz, Jacques Offenbach, Georges Bizet, Edouard Lalo, and Georges Bizet. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.

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Two fabulous and versatile sopranos playing two historical British queens, one who is the pristine, pure-toned, and elegant lyric-dramatic coloratura soprano Marlis Petersen as Maria Stuarda of Scots and the other who is the alluring, noble, and gorgeous spinto soprano Alexandra Deshorties as Elisabetta I of England. These two divas join forces under the Theater an der Wien’s majestic roof. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.

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What happens when you combine a Russian dramatic coloratura soprano known to the world for her sizable instrument which she produces with abandon, a Polish full lyric tenor whose gallant presence has made him internationally famous, a virile American dramatic baritone oozing with testosterone, a Romanian basso cantante who is on the cusp of international fame, and three fine American opera stars consisting of two lyric tenors and a lyric mezzo-soprano? Find out in this review and let me know your opinions as well.

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