"Almost Bringing the House Down With a Rarely Heard Rossini".

    "Ewa Podles can certainly excite an audience. When Ms.Podles, a Polish-born contralto, finished her electrifying performance of a rarely heard Rossini cantata, "Joan of Arc", on Sunday afternoon, people throughout Avery Fisher Hall burst into frenzied applause and lusty bravos. There was so much foot-stomping the walls seemed to shake. One feared that the scheduled gutting and renovation of the auditorium were about to get an early start.

Ms.Podles must come back to the MET. Peter Gelb, where are you?"

February 28, 2006

by Anthony Tomassini