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Despite smart and sensitive phrasing choices throughout and a thorough, unique characterization, Ana Maria Martinez couldn’t quite bring herself to the climactic high notes at the heart of Butterfly’s arias.
The triptych of Gaetano Donizetti’s Tudor Queens is a famously challenging cycle for any diva. Most notably sung by Beverly Sills at New York City Opera, the three queens at the centerpieces of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena (Anne Boleyn), Maria Stuarda (Queen Elizabeth OR Mary Stuart, depending on what angle you come from), and Roberto Devereux […]