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Ira Siff
Opera News, April 2013

In the title role, Alan Opie offers a solidly sung, well-acted jester. Emma Matthews’s lyric coloratura is the right weight for the demands of the role of Gilda, and she is responsive to Moshinsky’s concept…

The vocal honors…go to tenor Paul O’Neill as the Duke. O’Neill owns a bright lyric instrument, with a secure pocket into which he places everything from the upper passaggio on north, never failing to spin out his tone on a slender stream of breath. Elizabeth Campbell, cast in the dual role of Giovanna/Maddalena, is a pro, who brings off these two incredibly diverse characters perfectly. Gennadi Dubinski is a powerful Monterone…

The chorus members are thoroughly engaged and create individual characters… © 2013 Opera News Read complete review





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