HGO’s Xerxes delights vocally and visually
By Everett Evans | May 2, 2010
With supernovas Susan Graham, Laura Claycomb and David Daniels in fine voice heading a sterling cast, this exquisitely sung and stylishly staged re-creation of English National Opera‘s Olivier Award-winning production offers visual and vocal delights aplenty.
Elegance was the hallmark of Claycomb’s Romilda, the most unabashedly romantic role. Her crystalline soprano and classy manner suited the role as well as her graceful phrasing and intricate embellishments graced her arias. She impressed with her knack for soaring, lingering top notes.”