LOHENGRIN WAGNER ORTRUD
Soprano Olga Bakali was also new to us and
impressed us with her powerful voice in
"O ciel di Parahiba" from Gomes' Lo Schiavo.
There is plenty of strength at the bottom and
some beautifully drawn out pianissimi. She
showed equal facility with Wagner, giving her all
to "Elsa's Dream" from Wagner's Lohengrin.
It was a nicely modulated performance, notable
for her emotional connection.
She was equally fine in the rapturous
"Liebestod" from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.
by meche kroop