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.
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.
Taking up Violetta’s finely-laced mantle was a young, lithe, sleek soprano who has gained some fame around Europe, Zuzana Marková. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Francesco Demuro. An Italian tenor known for his dashingly sweet looks steps up to the plate to take on the challenging role of Lord Arturo Talbo. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
The charismatic, charming, and gorgeous Pretty Yende steps up to the plate to tackle the iconic Parisian courtesan Violetta Valery. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
It was my first opera night at Paris’s Opéra Bastille and what better way to kick this off than with Bellini’s final opera directed by someone who is very famous for dark, gothic productions. Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
Chocolate with Chocolate. Does my taste approve of this combo?
Does it taste good or do should I stick to the traditional peanut butter jelly combo?
Salut à la cité magnifique de Paris. I am so going to enjoy my time here thanks to what I have in store for you, dear viewers.