Thursday, October 7, 2010

So We Take It She Sang Well

Georgian (the European Georgia, not the peach) mezzo-soprano Nino Surguladze makes her debut with us in Carmen this coming May. She made another debut last night, this time at The Metropolitan Opera as Maddalena in Rigoletto.

One reviewer commented:

"In a production marked by great singing and indifferent acting, Nino Surguladze stood out for her feisty physical presence. The Georgian mezzo, who acted in films and sang with pop groups before committing to a classical career, brought a sultry Maddalena to the table – quite literally in a scene that saw the Duke all but devouring her as she sprawled next to his wine glass."

Should make for an excellent Carmen.

You can read the rest of the review, from The Classical Review, here.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

I heard her in the debut on 9/29 and was very impressed; her voice struck me as earthy and warm, and it carried (with feeling!) to the back of the family circle. Lucky you to get her Carmen: that easy sensuality should be great. The seduction-on-the-table scene was definitely an "Oh thank heavens, you CAN use space!" moment. Wish they'd let more of the singers do that!