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Subject: Re: Mefistofele Baden Baden style
From: Don <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Don <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 12 Dec 2016 20:47:06 -0700
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Alex Penda is also known as Alexandrina Pendatchanska.   We saw her in
Fidelio in Santa Fe in 2014.  She also sang Salome in Santa Fe and
Rossini's Ermione a few years earlier.  She goes by both names apparently.
dond

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 7:26 PM, Idia Legray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> My thanks goes to a kindly lister who alerted me of this unusual, modern
> production of Boito's masterpiece currently being seen on you-tube.  I was
> enthralled with this particular production, which goes to prove that with a
> creative director one can see a modern version of an opera without
> insulting the composer or the singers.  Kudos to Philipp Himmelmann for
> pulling off the impossible.  This opera is not an easy one to produce.
>
> Erwin Schrott is not seen nearly often enough.  Besides having a fine bass-
> baritone voice, his cynical interpretation of the devil was singularly one
> of
> the most creative and entertaining I have ever seen.  (His resemblance to
> Hvorostovsky is fascinating).
>
> Charles Castronova was at his very best in the role of Faust.  He sang so
> beautifully, giving attention to diminuendos with ease and hitting some
> pretty impressive high notes.
>
> A newcomer to me was the unique role of Marguerite as sung by Alex
> Penda. What a marvelous and expressive singer and actor she is.
>
> The choruses were spectacular and the glue that held this entire work of
> art together thanks to the pen of one Arrigo Boito.
>
> Bravi tutti.
>
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