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.
This was yet another historical piece of work from Meyerbeer to add to my accomplishments of operas I have been longing to review for the longest time. The question remains, how well does this illustrious cast headed by Gregory Kunde, Clementine Margaine, Elena Tsallagova, Derek Welton, Noel Bouley, Andrew Dickinson, and Seth Carico stack up? Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.