May 03, 2010

“Opera in the biggest houses may continue to be a high flying international affair, but American talent can more than hold its own here and abroad. Houston’s cast was built around the incomparable Susan Graham in the title role with a supporting ensemble including David Daniels, Heidi Stober, Laura Claycomb, and Philip Cutlip. Graham had been announced as sick on opening night, but had apparently recovered by Sunday afternoon. Her rich and lovely tone carefully shaped both comic and dramatic moments and provided the anchor to the performance. Daniels had several wonderful moments of his own, and Claycomb let fly with coloratura runs above and beyond what you’d expect in this Baroque gem.”

by Brian | 5/03/2010

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