Fabio Luisi Conducts Met Orchestra at Carnegie - Review.
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But while The Bells takes up most of the CD it is surrounded by shorter works by Shostakovich (Festive Overture Op. 96), Glazunov (Chant du menestrel Op. 71), the Stokowski orchestration of the Entr’acte from Mussorgsky’s opera Khovanshchina, and Serebrier’s orchestration of Rachmaninov’s familiar Vocalise. It is a thoughtfully planned programme with performances to match. The occasion.
On Jan. 7, 1985, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in N.Y. as Vitellia, and then returned to Covent Garden to sing Leonora in II Trovatore and Leonore in Fidelia. In 1990 she portrayed Lady Macbeth in Bonn, a role she reprised in Cologne in 1992. She appeared as Isolde at the Royal Festival Hall in London in 1993. In 1997 she was engaged as Elektra at the San Francisco Opera, and returned.
Handel Semele by English Chamber Orchestra, John Nelson, Kathleen Battle, Samuel Ramey, Michael Chance, Marilyn Horne, John Aler, Sylvia Mcnair, George Frideric Handel, George Fri.
Soprano Irina Lungu was the alternate Violetta to Natalie Dessay’s recent La Traviata in Aix. Russian born and trained, extensively schooled in Italy this young diva has secure above the staff capabilities though her voice sits more expressively in the full lyric range. Mlle. Lungu is indeed highly schooled, her Gilda created by exploiting style without plumbing sincerity either vocally or.