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Le Nozze di Figaro
Royal Opera House, London Conductor:
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Stage: Sir David McVicar
,,...As Countess Almaviva the Swedish soprano Maria Bengtsson ....was terrific. To start with she sang one of the finest accounts of ´Dovo sono´ I have ever heard in the theatre, the second verse in a perfectly controlled piano, the stretta nimble yet full-voiced. It was exquisite.... She won the audience over with her sense of perplexed injury, and she looked gorgeous...."
Published in Opera - The world´s leading opera magazine - in November 2013 by Russ McDonald