Jessica Pratt brings one of her greatest calling card roles to Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Élysées, where she is joined by one legendary conductor, one super dashing and charming lyric tenor, one dramatic baritone oozing with testosterone, one basso cantante/profondo known for his richly textured voice, one young light lyric tenor on the verge of international fame, another lyric tenor with an amazingly youthful voice, and a lovely young lyric mezzo. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. I know I already mentioned this in the video review, but I just want to reiterate, as this serves as a sort of “petition”. To all opera houses, concert halls, and music studious, please, I am begging you, give coloratura sopranos like Jessica Pratt the opportunity to sing this opera in its original key. This happens once in a blue moon and for many an opera fan, listener, and expert this will be something worth remembering.
Le Grand Monsieur Gerald Finley strikes again as the ever-iconic Swiss hero, William Tell, and he is joined by a veritable cavalcade of superstars, young and young at heart, amidst a somber, gloomy, yet controversial production in the hallowed halls of London, England’s Royal Opera House. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Let us see how such an iconic tenore di grazia and a rising, young lyric soprano embody this iconic Shakespearean couple in this production, which is essentially an amalgamation of pop and pomp, with their insurmountable vocal chemistry and magic. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Diana Damrau and Giacomo Meyerbeer. This is indubitably a most celestial combination, especially considering the fact that it has been a magnificent dream Frau Damrau has accomplished ever since she studied his music during her university years. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.