Ah, La Grande Madame Anna-Kristiina Kaappola. Once upon a time, she was one of the most famous Queens of the Night not only throughout Europe but the world. Nowadays that she bade farewell to the coloratura soprano repertoire, the question remains, how well does she fare in the lyric soprano role of the First Lady to the Queen of the Night? Enjoy, find out in this review, and let me know your opinions as well.
This recorded version of Mozart’s Zauberflöte is one of Anna-Kristiina Kaappola’s final performances and hurrahs as one of her all-time signature roles, the fiery, fierce, awesome, and grand Queen of the Night, before transitioning to the more lyrical repertoire. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.