It is the night before I leave for Helsinki for my Christmas and New Year’s break. So, what better way to greet my holiday than with a soprano I read a lot about online, yet have not seen nor heard her live, the fine, young lirico-spinto soprano, Signorina Elena Guseva. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Fifty years on stage is certainly a milestone for this lyric-dramatic coloratura soprano, who worked her way up all throughout the years. From starting out in some major roles at a young age to her sheer determination in her Vienna State Opera House years to her journeys with Mozart and later Bel Canto to also being claimed one of the Queens of Bel Canto. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Dissonance in the music, exceptional artistry and some dark humor give life to Scartazzini’s Edward II.