Tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake’s performance left this listener in a a state of euphoria.
There are, on rare occasions, moments in a live performance where some intangible symbiotic relationship between audience and performer creates an instant that borders on the sublime.
Sunday’s sold out Carnegie Hall recital became a veritable love-fest between the Peruvian tenor and those assembled in the Hall.
This was not a performance as gimmick.
Isn’t it nice to know a lot? And a little bit not.
I attended the Sunday, May 13, performance with bittersweet anticipation.
Last evening’s scorching performance of Fallujah by the New York City Opera demonstrated that sometimes impact is not limited by physical proximity.
Miss Battle was greeted with a thunderous ovation befitting a beloved singer at the end of an illustrious career.
I was hopeful that my next operatic engagement would offer greater rewards: Norma at the Edinburgh Festival.