With an ever-strengthening vocal presence, heaps of discipline, and a phenomenal technique by his side, how did Alfred Kim fare as Calaf, a role he has been specializing for many years? Find out in my review.
Three singers who have made the roles of Cio-Cio-San, Suzuki, and Sharpless their own and one tenor whose career has been centered around Bel Canto and florid singing who has made his role debut as Pinkerton. How did they fare? Find out in my review.
Ekaterina Siurina, a coloratura soprano of such pristinely precise vocal beauty and indubitably immense dedication to her craft, tackles the role of the iconically poignant seamstress with a malady Mimí. Enjoy my review and let me know your opinions as well.
Coming into his own in the leading tenor roles is none other than Attilio Glaser, whose career has been opening new doors especially with this iconic poet in love. Enjoy my review and let me know your opinions as well.
From her beginnings in the full lyric and spinto soprano repertoires to nowadays coming into her own in the dramatic repertoire, how well did Christine Goerke stack up to one of her signature roles, especially joined by a cast that looks good on paper? Enjoy and find out in my review.
Two singers whose voices I have heard for the first time embodying the mythical ice princess and the intrepid warrior prince. Two singers who have made their role debuts as an old King of Tartar and a sweet slave girl. How well did they all hold up in the end? Find out more in this review.
Señora Ana María Martínez. A soprano whose career I have been following for fifteen years and whose repertoire has parallels with Sena Jurinac, Victoria de los Angeles, and Montserrat Caballé graces the stage in one of her signature roles. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Three years ago, I caught this production of this rare Puccini opera by the famous tenor, Rolando Villazon, which had such amazing performers like Aurelia Florian as Magda de Civry, Joseph Calleja as Ruggero Lastouc, Alexandra Hutton as Lisette, and Alvaro Zambrano as Prunier. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Martina Serafin knocked it out of the park as Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Let’s see how this production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut starring Kristine Opolais will fare. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. Yes, I did sound a bit worn out in this video review, but let’s just say my voice kind of gave way to a film shoot I was involved in. But it was getting better, I just needed to rest my voice.