Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczala, and Placido Domingo make their role debuts in one of Verdi’s rarely performed operas as the tragic characters of Luisa Miller, Rodolfo Walter, and Old Man Miller. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Metropolitan Opera House
Let’s see how Sondra Radvanovsky, Matthew Polenzani, Elina Garanca, and Mariusz Kwiecien fare on my book in this cult classic of a Donizetti opera. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien and Nicolas Testè! With a scintillating cast of singers like this, this was a very worthwhile evening. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. P.S. I thought Patricia Racette was a decent host as she had enough charisma and charm to liven things up. Also, I do apologize for some of the background noise in this review as my flatmate had guests even though he was aware I was making this Vlog style review. Plus, this was made two years ago. So, I hope you enjoy this video.
Three extraordinary ladies rose up to the challenge in New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. One was an American dramatic soprano who has been acclaimed for singing this punishing yet exciting tragic heroine of Elektra. The other was a gorgeous young South African spinto soprano who has made her role debut as the timid yet formidable sister, Chrysothemis. The third was an acclaimed German dramatic mezzo-soprano known for the versatility of her repertoire who has made her Metropolitan Opera House debut as the guilt- and angst-ridden anti-heroine, Queen Klytämnestra. How did these formidable singing actresses fare? Find out in this review!
Angela Meade’s mighty Queen Semiramide, Elizabeth DeShong’s sterling Arsace, Javier Camarena’s dashing Idreno, and Ildar Abdrazakov’s handsome Assur lead a cast of all-star bel canto singers. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
My time here in Oslo has come to an end and what better way for my trip to go out with a bang than with this charming production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore live from the Met headed by Maestro Domingo Hindoyan and starring Pretty Yende and Matthew Polenzani as the iconic lovers, Adina and Nemorino. This also marks the successful debut of one baryton noble, Monsieur Davide Luciano as Belcore. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Madamigiella Sonya Yoncheva rose up to the challenge to take on one of Puccini’s most dramatic and iconic heroines of all time, the great diva herself, Floria Tosca. Accompanying her as her lover was the ardent and impassioned Vittorio Grigolo. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
What happens when you combine a strapping Korean spinto tenor, a versatile and mighty American dramatic coloratura soprano with a spinto edge, a mighty and virile American dramatic baritone, a gorgeous and sinuous Georgian dramatic mezzo-soprano, and a voluminous Slovakian dramatic bass? Find out in this review and let me know your opinions as well.
Violetta Valery searched for true love and self-sacrifice. Lucia Ashton and Juliette wanted to be together with her one true loves, Edgardo Ravenswood and Roméo. Antonia yearned to sing on the world’s greatest stages. Mimí lived a life of purity among the Bohemians. Marguerite had her sexual awakening through Faust, who in turn was influenced by Mephistopheles the Devil. Out of all these romantic ladies, Thais, who lived in a lap of luxury amongst the nobles, was in search of spirituality, purity, and deep love. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Let’s get this double bill Verismo opera review marathon on the row. First, let us see how this gorgeous dramatic mezzo will rise up to the challenge to take on the tragic, anguished young will-to-be mother, Santuzza, backed up by a great cavalcade of singing superstars. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. Roberto Alagna and George Gagnidze strike again and this time they are joined by a young lyric soprano, Danielle Pastin, who sang the role of Nedda, after taking over an indisposed Aleksandra Kurzak. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.