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.
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.