G. Donizetti "The Daughter of Regiment"

The first to hit the stage was Polish mezzo-soprano Ewa Podles as the Marquise. She played the character as a scene-chewing dominatrix, and mugged and sang with delicious abandon but stupendous vocal skill. She dove deep into her low range, threw out a few high-voltage top notes.

October 27, 2007

by Charles WARD