Behold! My greatest highlight during my Bordeaux trip was meeting the ever-stunning, ever-fabulous, and phenomenal Jessica Pratt. She definitely sang up a magnificent storm at the Opéra National de Bordeaux from the clockwork acrobatics of Olympia to Antonia’s yearningly painful virtuosity to Giulietta’s sinuous sensuality and style to Stella’s superb acting chops, thus proving herself to be the complete package. Moreover, she is very well-known for her interpretations of Lucia Ashton from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Elvira Valton from Bellini’s I Puritani, Amina from Bellini’s La Sonnambula, Rossini’s Semiramide and Mathilde from Guillaume Tell, Gilda from Verdi’s Rigoletto, the Queen of the Night from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Violetta from Verdi’s La Traviata. Here is to more years of awesomeness, beauty, and greatness to the fabulous Jessica Pratt. Cheers!
What happens when you have Maestro Marc Minkowski conducting up a storm with Adam Smith as the main hero and Jessica Pratt as the four main heroines in Bordeaux’s gorgeous and awesome opera house? Sit back, relax, enjoy, and find out in my review.
Jessica Pratt brings one of her greatest calling card roles to Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Élysées, where she is joined by one legendary conductor, one super dashing and charming lyric tenor, one dramatic baritone oozing with testosterone, one basso cantante/profondo known for his richly textured voice, one young light lyric tenor on the verge of international fame, another lyric tenor with an amazingly youthful voice, and a lovely young lyric mezzo. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well. I know I already mentioned this in the video review, but I just want to reiterate, as this serves as a sort of “petition”. To all opera houses, concert halls, and music studious, please, I am begging you, give coloratura sopranos like Jessica Pratt the opportunity to sing this opera in its original key. This happens once in a blue moon and for many an opera fan, listener, and expert this will be something worth remembering.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have come to this. The phenomenal Bel Canto diva, Jessica Pratt, has made her role debut as Adina, as she is joined by her Nemorino, the stylishly fabulous, Pavol Breslik. In addition to them, they are joined by other awesome Italianate singers, the virile low comic baritone, Signore Paolo Bordogna as Belcore, the charismatic comic baritone, Signore Roberto di Candia as Il Dottore Dulcamara, and the stellar rising young light lyric soprano, Señorita Mercedes Gancedo as Giannetta. How does this extraordinary, noble, masterful, and grand troupe of megastars fare? Find out in this review and let me know your opinions as well.
The alluringly terrific Jessica Pratt as Amina and the strappingly dashing Carlos Enrique Barcenas, plus a tantalizingly veritable cast of Bel Canto specialists, strike up the band as Amina and Elvino in this concert version of Bellini’s La Sonnambula. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.