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A Triumphant Stay in New York City as Garanča “Dazzles and Seduces” (OperaWire)

Critics wholeheartedly praised Elīna Garanča following her recent performances at the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall.

Writing about her performance as Dalila at the Metropolitan Opera, The New York Times praised Garanča’s “phrases full of blazing sound and temperament” and ability to bring “elegant and pining emotion to Dalila’s great aria ‘Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix.’” Parterre described the scene featuring this famous aria as “one of the most bewitching quarter-hours I’ve experienced in an opera house in a long while” and Vulture/NY Mag wrote “for those ten minutes of vocal beauty, that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

Following Garanča’s, performance at the legendary Carnegie Hall, OperaWire wrote that the “Latvian superstar dazzles and seduces.” New York Classical Review also praised the performance, noting that “among mezzo-sopranos she has few peers, vocally, musically, or dramatically.”

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Elīna Performs at Carnegie Hall

On October 23, Elīna performs a program of art songs at Carnegie Hall alongside frequent collaborator, pianist Malcolm Martineau. The program includes selections from Schumann’s Myrthen, as well as Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, Ravel’s Shéhérazade, and Falla’s Siete cancieones populares españolas.

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Classical Up Close at the Greene Space

In advance of the upcoming Metropolitan Opera Live in HD performance of Samson et Dalila and her solo recital at Carnegie Hall on October 23, Elīna Garanča joins the Greene Space on October 17 for an evening of arias, art songs, and conversation.

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Elīna Garanča Opens the 2018/2019 Metropolitan Opera Season with Samson et Dalila

On September 24, Elīna Garanča opens the 2018/2019 Metropolitan Opera Season, making her house role debut as Dalila in Saint-Saën’s Samson et Dalila.

Elīna last performed at the Met as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, a performance hailed by The New York Times as “a revelation.” Octavian marked a significant transition in the Latvian mezzo-soprano’s career, as she bid farewell to the trouser roles of her repertoire.

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