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Elīna Garanča shines at the Salzburg Festival

Deutsche Grammophon documents two such remarkable events, featuring mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča’s appearances at the Salzburg Festival in the summers of 2020 and 2021 with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Christian Thielemann.

PREMIERE Wagner: Parsifal

In a sensational new production by the Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov, Parsifal premiered at the Vienna State Opera on Sunday 11 April 2021.

New Album SCHUMANN & BRAHMS Lieder

Elīna Garanča has been captivating audiences in the world’s most prestigious concert halls for years with well-chosen programmes of art songs by composers ranging from Schubert and Schumann to Richard Strauss, Rachmaninov and her compatriot Raimonds Pauls. Only now, however, has she added to her already extensive Deutsche Grammophon discography an album documenting her exceptional skill in this genre and her ability to convey every nuance of both music and text.

Opera News

Not yet forty and now in the second decade of her career, the Latvian mezzo has established herself as one of the most gratifying performers on the opera stage today, leaving an indelible stamp on characters ranging from Carmen and Charlotte to Sesto in Clemenza, bel canto heroines such as Angelina, Rosina and Giovanna Seymour to Strauss’s Octavian.

The Observer

Ms. Garanca’s singing from her first phrases defined what is meant by “Met quality,” abundant, sumptuous tone and generous phrasing. This is an artist we need to hear in the great roles of her Fach: Donizetti’s Favorite, for instance, or Eboli in Verdi’s Don Carlos.

The Times

“Garanča easily projects virility and positions the notes, whatever their register, like a darts player hitting the bull’s-eye.”