“…..a splendid cast that included a couple of breakout performances from rising artists and a much-anticipated appearance by the astonishing Polish contralto Ewa Podleś, who sings in the New York area too rarely. Now 60, Ms. Podleś gave a vocally blazing account of the warrior Ciro (Cyrus), a demanding pants role. She sang with throbbing intensity, agile passagework, plush sound throughout an enormous range, and her distinctive mellow vocal colorings.

July 8, 2012

by Anthony Tommasini