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“Madame is the greatest star of them all”

“What happens when that music no longer comes easily, or when the public’s attention shifts elsewhere? These are questions for any great singer, including Ms. Malfitano, now in her 70s and her days as a reigning Tosca behind her. So here she is, a fictionalized version of herself, relishing the glories of the past yet also tortured by neuroses that recall Maria Callas and Norma Desmond, with the fiercely widened eyes to match,” writes the ineffable Josh Barone in the New York Times. (Photo: Jean Louis Fernandez)

Whenever you cough

Ardent Angel Blue will jump into performances vacated by the collapsible Sonya Yoncheva, singing Violetta at La Scala March 12-17. (Photo: ROH | Catherine Ashmore)

Follies! Follies!


Angel Blue in the role of Violetta proves the old adage that New York has neon, Berlin has bars, but, ah! Parigi!  Read more »

A voice that must be heard

The Metropolitan Opera’s new tagline, ‘The Voice Must be Heard,” was on bright display Monday night when, at the center of the company’s revival of Puccini’s La bohème, one found the rich and layered talent of Angel Blue. In her debut at the house, Blue sang with a consistent, shimmering soprano that was both vocally secure and emotionally engaging; it conveyed through controlled phrasing her character’s psychology and stark affective trajectory.  Read more »