Thursday, January 21, 2010
Il Trovatore Reviews
Have you seen Il Trovatore yet?
Here’s what some members of the press have to say...
About the music:
“The music is a stunning collection of gorgeous tunes, like the Anvil Chorus, recognizable even by most opera rookies.” —Maggie Larrick, Queen Anne News
“Yves Abel is an excellent conductor. He conducted with panache, sympathy and even fire when called upon to do so.” —R.M. Campbell, The Gathering Note
About Lisa Daltirus (Leonora on Saturdays and Wednesdays):
“Her lovely, well-controlled high notes become in her hands, or throat, versatile tools—she can float them ethereally or set them ablaze.” –Gavin Borchert, Seattle Weekly
About Mary Elizabeth Williams (Leonora on Sundays/Fridays):
“Her voice has weight but is intensely lyrical. It is also warm and rounded. She has a beautiful line, finesse and an arsenal of colors which she uses with great discretion.” —R.M. Campbell, The Gathering Note
About Antonello Palombi (Manrico on Saturdays and Wednesdays):
“The way Palombi sang Manrico’s two most tender love songs…expressed to perfection just how much this thoughtful troubadour was torn between romantic passion and filial duty.” —Sumi Hahn, The Seattle Times
About Gordon Hawkins (Count di Luna on Saturdays and Wednesdays):
“Baritone Gordon Hawkins just gets better and better. His tortured Count di Luna…is no clichéd villain.” —Maggie Larrick, Queen Anne News
About Malgorzata Walewska (Azucena on Saturdays/Wednesdays):
“Mezzo-soprano Malgorazta Walewska embraced the wickedly complex character of the gypsy Azucena with gusto…[she] scaled the wild vocal demands, and swept the audience into the gypsy’s dark mindset.” —James Bash, Northwest Reverb
We’d love to hear your thoughts, as well!
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