Monday, March 19, 2007

A review on Agnes...

VIENNA – Fiftieth Anniversary Gala of Wiener Staatsoper Reopening, Wiener Staatsoper, 11/5/05

No star burned brighter than that of Agnes Baltsa, stunningly coiffed and gowned, looking and sounding half her age as Amneris to the amber-hued Radamès of Plácido Domingo. Domingo may no longer have a complete Radamès in him, but he carefully husbanded his resources for a performance unforgettable for its intensity alongside Baltsa’s securely sung, imperious princess. Of the evening’s conductors, only Daniele Gatti seemed to actually be leading a performance, cueing singers and individual musicians, gently caressing Verdi’s vocal line and raging in the fury of the Nile scene.
Opera News.

ps. The foto is actually from that night

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