Saturday, 19 November 2011

My first Oberto by Verdi

Oberto is a great opera by Verdi. A bit confusing with its honour, duels, and becoming a nun in stead of marrying the man one loves. Valter Borin sang the two great tenor arias beautifully and with passion. The first aria comes right after the ouverture, the second almost ends it. The last aria was breath-taking. Maria Guleghina sang Leonora, her arias are grest, difficult, but did a wonderful job. Both Borin and Guleghina suffers from coughs, both in the audience (loud) and their own (discrete). Michele Pertusi was great as Oberto. The two mezzo-sopranos Ekaterina Gubanova (Cuniza) and Sophie Pondjiclis (Imelda) was also briliant. Carlo Rizzi was a great conductor. - and now I have a head ache. November 19, 2011 Paris.

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