In article <[log in to unmask]>, Rob
Gonzales <[log in to unmask]> writes
>The Finnish baritone, who is a member of the Oper Leipzig ensemble, won in
>a close decision over the Chilean Angela Marambio, who did win the audience
>Many thanks to the BBC for the live Web videocast (the picture was quite
>decent, the sound excellent).
I enjoyed watching the final and was sorry I had not had the time to
watch the rounds.
I thought the standard of the finalists was high, but with no-one
I was surprised at the winner. I thought the judges' choice would have
been the Canadian soprano (sorry, I can't remember names).
My own first choice was the Austrian baritone. I thought he had a
terrific voice and sang with a real sense of style and drama. His
account of the aria from "Nozze" was, I thought, a lot better than the
I would bet that the Russian mezzo and the Chilean soprano will be
singing at the Met within five years.