Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Stiffelio at the Metropolitan, now with Cura

Photos from the Met via theoperacritic.com

More about Stiffelio in New York from COMMANDOpera
COMMANDOpera has heard the audience can expect top notch performances from virtually the entire cast. Mr. Cura whose vocal instrument appeared to have been strained in Europe recently with a distinctive lack of tonal purity, apparently is in fine form once more. Is it wishful thinking? COMMANDOpera cannot gainsay, although Mr. Cura’s vocal instrument has darkened over the years and perhaps Verdi is a suitable composer for this period. Here is Mr. Cura last month in a Christmas concert in Vienna, so that readers may draw their own conclusions of what they might expect to hear tonight at 8 PM EST.

For more reviews from my travels, see www.operaduetstravel.com

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