The New York Times

A Frenzied Run-Up in a House Full of Divas

“’Dalila is like Carmen: There are so many clichés,’” Ms. Garanca said in her dressing room. “’Somehow Dalila is seen to be a calculating bitch who has just one goal, to destroy Samson. But I think that she is a very normal woman, who also has feelings.’”

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Elīna Garanča Live From The Greene Space

WQXR’s Annie Bergen hosts and evening of performance and conversation around Elīna’s performances as Dalila at the Metropolitan Opera and concert at Carnegie Hall.

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Associated Press

Opera mezzo sees softer side of Dalila in “Samson et Dalila”

“The music becomes so innocent and pure and transparently light,” the Latvian mezzo-soprano said in an interview. “She really expresses how wonderful it would be if there were no religion, no power, no struggles, so they could just be two people who connect together.”

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Q & A: Elīna Garanča On Dalila, Her Role Debut As Didon & Her New Roles

Elīna Garanča is, for many, THE mezzo-soprano of this generation, with her movie star looks and acting chops to match. She has performed at all the major theaters, showcased an extensive array of repertoire, and recorded award-winning albums.

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