«Soprano Laura Claycomb gives a must-see performance as Giulietta. Vocally and dramatically compelling, Claycomb seizes the opportunities of bel canto style to evoke our deepest sympathies for her character. The beauty and sorrow of her singing in the recitative and aria that opens the second scene of Act I, where she is alone at her dressing table, by itself would be worth the price of admission.
Claycomb has thrilling vocal agility and beautiful tone throughout her range. Her ornamentation was wonderful. And her high E’s (above high C’s) during her second act confrontation with her father after taking sleeping potion were penetrating expressions of Giulietta’s despair.»
By Mark Kanny | May 5, 2008
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