“But she puts her pagan scheming aside long enough to caress the central love scene with her seamless, high-gloss mezzo-soprano.”
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“She directed phrases full of blazing sound and temperament at the tormented Samson. She brought elegant and pining emotion to Dalila’s great aria “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix”
“Garanca—with Alagna—provided one of the most bewitching quarter-hours I’ve experienced in an opera house in a long while. Exploiting Sir Mark Elder’s exceptionally spacious tempi, she transformed the hackneyed “Mon coeur” imbuing its long phrases with incomparably and intoxicating longing.”
Elīna Garanča is one of the most sought-after singers on Earth; among mezzo-sopranos she has few peers, vocally, musically, or dramatically.
On March 8, Elīna travels to Geneva to perform in recital at Victoria Hall alongside frequent collaborator, pianist Malcolm Martineau.