THE BROOKLYN SPECTATOR
Cavalleria Rusticana Regina Opera 2005
That is, until the gloomy entrance of Santuzza, played in an almost Greek tragedy fashion by Olga Bakali, black shawl on her head and draped over her
Bakali's strong firm voice with its alternate pleading and outbursts of anger at the idea of losing Turiddu to Lola, completes this messenger-of-death vision.
Athens: MESIMVRINI 6/93
The casting of the secondary roles made a positive difference to the level of the performance. At the climax of the first act was the soaring voice of OLGA
BAKALI, as the Priestess of Ptha.”
Athens: ELEFTHEROS 6/93
“…Mezzo-soprano Markela Hatziano (Amneris) and soprano OLGA BAKALI as the Gran Sacerdotessa were marvelous. Perfectly matched to the orchestra.
In this starry cast (Maria Dragoni as Aida, Giuseppe Giacomini as Radames), appearing for the first time with the National Opera of Greece, is the young,
talented soprano OLGA BAKALI.”
Sao Paulo: O ESTADO DO SAO PAULO 8/99
"...One of the most beautiful voices in Europe...a revelation from Greece, she will explode as a rising star on the world scene."
Sao Luis(BRASIL) O DEBATE 8/99
"...from Greece , the beautiful voice of the super soprano OLGA BAKALI"
Soprano Olga Bakali and bass Luiz-Ottavio Faria
perform arias and duets from a selection of operas –
including Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” “Don Carlos”
and “La Forza del Destino,” Gioachino Rossini’s “The
Barber of Seville” and Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” – at
the Parnassus Literary Society tonight. The soloists will
be accompanied by Manolis Papasifakis at the piano.
Parnassus Literary Society,
BRAVO Alliance of Performing Artists presents “First Impressions,”
8 p.m. Saturday, April 17 at The Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament,
787 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes. The program will feature
international operatic bass Luiz-Ottavio Faria, and sopranos Olga Bakali,
Valerie Sue Muller and Justyna Giermola, tenor Richard Hilton, and
pianist/music director David Maiullo. The performance, which presents
our classical singers, will offer operatic arias and duets as well as
selections from the hit Broadway show, South Pacific. The show will
benefit the non-profit BRAVO Alliance of Performing Artists, an
organization dedicated to cultivating appreciation and support for the
Η δεύτερη έκπληξη ήταν η πολύ όμορφη βελούδινη φωνή της
Ολγας Μπακάλη στον ρόλο της Φεναίνα . Είναι βέβαια στην
αρχή της καριέρας της ακόμα, αλλά αν συνεχίσει έτσι , σίγουρα
θα έχουμε την ευκαιρία (Διευθύνσεως της ΕΛΣ επιτρέποντος) να
την ακούσουμε σε Ροσίνι και Μότσαρτ.Ιδιαίτερα όμορφη ήταν η
ερμηνεία της στην τελευταία άριά της στην Τέταρτη Πράξη. Μία
φωνή που το Θέατρο πρέπει να προσέξει ιδιαίτερα και να την
βοηθήσει να αναπτυχθεί σωστά.
The second surprise of the night was the beautiful
velvet voice of Olga Bakali at the role of Fenena.
It is certainly the beginning of her career yet, but if
she continues to do so, you will definitely have a
chance (Greek National Opera Directorship
permitting) to listen to her in Rossini and Mozart.
Specifically beautiful was the interpretation of the
last aria in the fourth act. A voice that the theater
should take care and help to develop properly.