Dessay and juan

You can't fault the rest of it, either. Her wide-eyed attraction to Florez is touching and sincere. Order Reprints Today's Paper Subscribe.

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Pains were taken to excise every bit of fluff and gold braid, anything that might remind us of the toy-soldier productions traditional to this ever-endearing piece. Of course they look ridiculous. Hanging over the production is the perception that no one seems to believe in this opera. Florez isn't quite her theatrical equal, though Pelly has carefully crafted his more conventional gestures into a portrait of considerable cogency. Dessay sings this aria, her Amina blithely endures a costume fitting, which makes her expression of romantic bliss come across as insincere. A truly outstanding night at Covent Garden, the like of which we haven't seen in ages. But with this gesture Ms. At one moment she is a flailing robot, with gauges set imprudently high and threatening meltdown. Her feeling for nuance in the lines and the words is always sensitive. Order Reprints Today's Paper Subscribe. We first encounter her as a gamine tomboy in breeches and braces, letting fly volleys of coloratura, while she irons the regiment's shirts. But he certainly sings Elvino with abundant energy, stylish phrasing and ringing top notes. Zimmerman wants her audience to respond intuitively and not think too hard.

Pains were taken to excise every bit of fluff and gold braid, anything that might remind us of the toy-soldier productions traditional to this ever-endearing piece. Hanging over the production is the perception that no one seems to believe in this opera.

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Vocally, he's immaculate, with the nine top Cs of his big aria perfectly placed. Of course they look ridiculous. Yet it also has the reputation of being a tremendous vehicle for a star soprano and tenor.

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Yet and this is crucial to her success she fades instantly and easily from machine into something human: an extraordinarily busy kind of humanity, operating at jacked-up, silent-movie tempos. She and Pelly, however, get the work's momentary plunges into darkness exactly right; forced from the army into the posh world of the Marquise de Berkenfeld, her outbursts of resentment and hysteria are as painful as they are funny. In other words, his B flat and our B flat are not the same. Opt out or contact us anytime Clearly Ms. Order Reprints Today's Paper Subscribe. Hanging over the production is the perception that no one seems to believe in this opera. But on Monday, when Ms. Paradoxically, I have never been so caught up with the implausible specifics of the libretto. Vocally, he's immaculate, with the nine top Cs of his big aria perfectly placed. A remarkable theatrical animal, she acts as well as she sings. Of course they look ridiculous. Dessay has been thoroughly emboldened by this production. There are wondrous qualities in her singing. Less theatrical but perhaps more difficult were the restrained, drawn-out held notes he managed so well later in the evening. You can't fault the rest of it, either.

Another school favors a more Marxian Groucho, not Karl approach, in which the reasonable turns into the improbable, and the improbable into the outrageous. Dessay was not too happy working with Ms. Less theatrical but perhaps more difficult were the restrained, drawn-out held notes he managed so well later in the evening.

Dessay sings this aria, her Amina blithely endures a costume fitting, which makes her expression of romantic bliss come across as insincere.

As Ms. Yet and this is crucial to her success she fades instantly and easily from machine into something human: an extraordinarily busy kind of humanity, operating at jacked-up, silent-movie tempos.

She sometimes uses robotic actions for dramatic effect.

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La Fille du RĂ©giment, Royal Opera House, London