Wexford Festival Opera 2018 Review: Il Bravo

“Ekaterina Bakanova produced an absolutely sparkling performance in the role of Violetta. Her singing and acting were simply excellent, successfully bringing out the different aspects of the character, in which she was fully immersed. Her voice is wonderfully agile, able to spin out long enticing lines, exquisitely embellished. She has a beautiful coloratura, with ringing top notes. Her phrasing is founded upon an excellent control of dynamics and the ability to manipulate the shadings of the voice. It was a truly expressive performance, one that blended subtlety with power, and delivered a fully fleshed out portrait of a young woman subject to some severe emotional situations.”
– Alan Neilson

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