The soprano Sondra Radvanovsky brought a vulnerable quality to her portrayal of the insecure, needy Gutrune, though her voice was somewhat tremulous. The Rhine Maidens and the Three Norns were strongly cast, with Christine Goerke, as the Third Norn, especially splendid. When is the Met going to promote this excellent soprano who came from its own training program?Dateline April 24, 2000, in a review of that year's Ring at the Met, focused on Jane Eaglen. I'm listening to Georke's fantastic Elektra from the Proms, and you should be too.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
A Look Back
Anthony Tommasini's prescient ear: