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5 stars for "Adriana" from The Independent

UPDATE - more reviews coming...


Blog The Independent - by Edward Seckerson - "Angela Gheorghiu has one of the finest natural instruments in the world"

Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews - by Mark Ronan - "Gheorghiu and Kaufmann were wonderful — she was dramatically terrific, exhibiting a lovely tone, and he sang like a god"

5* also from Music OMH - by Melanie Eskenazi - "The famous set piece arias were sung with exquisite phrasing and eloquence, ‘Io son l’umile ancella’ in particular as direct and individual as if it had never been sung before"

New photos, also @C.Ashmore on The Arts Desk - by David Nice - "It takes a diva to play a diva"

4* from Barry Middleton, Evening Standard - "Drama on and off stage" - and one more photo, this time signed by Alastair Muir

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"Gheorghiu's handling of this scene is flawless, her voice soaring and falling back in despair like a wounded bird" says Michael Church (The Independent) about the last scene of Adriana.
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Reviews:

The Independent - First night, Adriana Lecouvreur
Classical Iconoclast - Adriana Lecouvreur - first thoughts - Her de capos are lovely, and she gets to show how many different characters she can express, from trusting lover to the mad scene and dramatic death..
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All photos @Catherine Ashmore/Royal Opera House
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8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Irina for the great news!
    A DVD with this production would be a marvel!
    Until then, I look forward to the BBC 3 broadcast on the 4th of December.
    Have a beautiful weekend!

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  2. http://www.musicomh.com/opera/roh-adriana_1110.htm

    With new photos:
    http://www.theartsdesk.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=2612:adriana-lecouvreur-royal-opera-house&Itemid=27

    http://markronan.wordpress.com/

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  3. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/music/review-23899336-srama-on-and-off-stage-for-adriana-lecouvreur.do

    Short interview:
    http://moreintelligentlife.com/blog/intelligent-life/a-quick-word-with-diva

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  4. Dearest Irina, as I told you yesterday on the phone the premiere was a delight! This role is really made for her voice and personality and the production is a marvel not to mention a gorgeous sounding and looking Jonas, a very moving Corbelli and a good Principessa. She is in such good shape vocally it's amazing: the voice is fresh and at the same time its colour is darker more mature more beautiful than ever, every word is perfectly crafted, every volume, emission variation is expertly done... Some sounds are merely human. They come to you and make you feel like you are in a bubble of beauty!
    It is one of, if not the best thing she's ever done in my opinion. You'll see that on monday anyway! ;)

    By the way, she and Florentina send you a big kiss!

    Love

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  5. Julian, you did an amazing thing for me! I love you, love Angela, Florentina, everybody! I was there with you somehow. Thank you sooo much!

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  6. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/nov/19/adriana-lecouvreur-mark-elder-review

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/8147350/Adriana-Lecouvreur-Royal-Opera-House-London-review.html

    http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/30322/adriana-lecouvreur

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  7. http://www.lavanguardia.es/cultura/noticias/20101119/54072909009/gheorghiou-y-kaufmann-dos-voces-exquisitas-para-adriana-lecouvreur.html

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  8. http://www.welt.de/print/die_welt/kultur/article11185163/Wahres-Weib-im-falschen-Opernleben.html

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