A Coloratura Spectacular

September 19, 2020, 4:30 pm

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Illustration from the 1881 premiere of Jacques Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, showing the Olympia act

Vocal pyrotechnics abound with high ‘C’s, trills, and singing techniques that’ll leave you breathless. At their best are Joan Sutherland, Alfred Deller, Lucia Popp, Sigrid Onégin, and Magda Olivero.

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