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.
When you put a powerhouse dramatic soprano who is known to the world for her portrayals of such mighty madames like Abigaille and Lady Macbeth, a dramatic tenor whose voice is like ocean waves ready for the surf, a dramatic baritone whose penchant for scoundrels is the stuff of popularity, throw in such crowd-pleasing supporting players, and a conductor to as a binding agent, you know this is going to be an exceptional tour de force of a performance. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
After countless engagements not only at the Deutsche Oper Berlin but also many other opera houses worldwide, the amazing and noble Noel Bouley rises up to the challenge to sing the famous Ethiopian warrior king, Amonasro. Joining him was the fine Spanish dramatic tenor with an incisive voice, Señor Jorge de Leon, who was the handsome, dashing, and strong Radames, and even Robert Watson in the small role of the Messenger, who is celebrating his very special day and this review is also dedicated to him. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Pretty Yende shows a lot of elegance and magnificent musical prowess as the tragic heroine, Lucia, and René Barbera makes his successful Deutsche Oper Berlin debut as her dashing yet doomed lover, Edgardo. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
The mighty veteran Heldentenor, Herr Peter Seiffert, is at the helm as our titular anti-hero!
How worthwhile is it to have some Deutsche Oper Berlin veterans in this fine Da Ponte/Mozart opera?