G.Verdi "A Masked Ball"

Podles appeared in only one scene but will be the focus of much chatter. (She also appears in HGO’s staging of The Daughter of the Regiment, opening Friday). A listener may love or hate the way she uses her remarkable contralto voice to color every segment of her range, but dramatically and musically, she was the powerhouse of the evening. It was easy to hear why fans treat her as a cult star."

October 21, 2007

by Charles WARD