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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