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“…by her side shone the splendid Elena of the very talented Marina Rebeka, one of today’s great soprano voices, making her debut in this in turn very difficult part, who after singing everything she sang in the previous acts, must arrive fresh to the bel canto volutes of the “Bolero.” From act to act, in continuous crescendo, Marina Rebeka, delivered a formidable performance. The duets with the tenor, the incandescent final trio (what high-pitched thunderbolts), the aforementioned “Bolero,” sung with enchanting elegance, an elegiac rendition preciously embroidered on the breath as well as chiseled on the accent, with the rapturous cadence, of “Arrigo! Ah, parli a un core” contributed, as did all of his interventions, to an outstanding performance…”

For full review click here / Review by Nicola Salmoiraghi

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